A little peek at all the tools I use to create my fashion sketches! These are great supplies to collect if you're interested in learning the art of fashion sketching.
I love to use Copic Sketch markers for most of my work. I also purchase Copic Ink Refills which allow you to simply refill your existing markers rather than purchasing a whole new one.I also enjoy Prismacolor markers. Both offer a wide range of colors and are great tools for aspiring illustrators.
I sketch on Smooth Surface Bristol paper. It perfectly absorbs the ink from my markers without causing them to bleed.
To outline my drawings, I use mostly Copic Multiliners. They are available in a range of line weights. I also often use a black colored pencil to outline garments.
Before I color anything in, I sketch out all my illustrations with a 2H drawing pencil. Once I have completed the color layer with markers, to shade and create texture I use colored pencils. I use Prismacolor colored pencils, which are also available in a wide range of colors.
Tools for Highlighting
When I want to create a pop of white, highlight, or reflection in my sketches, I use Copic Opaque White Paint, white pens (I love this one), and white colored pencils. It's the final (and my favorite) step to sketching!
Software, Hardware, and Professional Imaging Tools
This is an area that will require you to invest a bit, but will really change the way your art is processed and reproduced (if you choose to sell your art). To scan my images, I use an Epson wide-format graphic arts scanner. I also love Epson Printers, and use this printer to produce my prints.
I work on an iMac as my main computer and have a MacBook for when I travel. For processing my images, I use Photoshop.
In addition to sketching with markers, I love using the 12.9” 3rd Generation iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil(stylus). The application I use to sketch on the iPad Pro is called Procreate (it's available in the App store. Available for Apple devices only).