Listen, watch & learn as illustrator Vincent Nappi takes you through his entire process for crafting a fashion illustration.
Follow along for nearly an hour as he discusses how he gathers and interprets reference, see how he lays down the bold, decisive and deeply personal ink lines which are his signature, and watch as he takes the final drawing into Photoshop for color and resolution.
Throughout it all, Vincent narrates and shares the thoughts that go into the creation of a finished piece of work, discusses fundamental art skills, personal preferences, influences and materials.
This demonstration is perfect for anyone interested in the field of modern fashion illustration, parallel pen enthusiasts, art students seeking a different point of view and working professionals looking for a refreshing glimpse into another illustrator's 'off the cuff' process.
- A discussion of influences (25 minutes) // The importance of books, digging past the surface, absorbing the powers of your favorite artists, being omnivorous with your influences.
- A materials overview (6 minutes) // Brief discussion and overview of the materials used to create this illustration.
- A list of resources, books, materials and websites (PDF) // Primer filled with helpful links to some of the best instructional books and blogs, artists whose work you should know and materials used in this demonstration.