My New Project | Fashion Illustrations!

My New Project | Fashion Illustrations!

Buongiorno!

I’ve been working on this project for months now and I’m finally ready to tell you guys all about it!  I’ve started making and selling fashion illustrations!  I got inspired to start this endeavor a few months ago to channel some of my creative (and fashion) juices and am just having so much fun with it.  I wanted to show you all some of my pieces and give you all the info of what I’m using to draw them and where to find them!

How I got started

When I was little, I loved drawing.  My sister and I would sit and draw the Disney characters on all the covers of our VHS movies.  I’ve always been generally “creatively inclined” (I’ve sung and danced all my life and have always enjoyed a good DIY project) though I never studied or seriously practiced drawing/illustrating in school growing up.  Honestly, I follow a few incredible illustrators on Instagram and I felt inspired to follow suit, creating beautiful scenes from my imagination in outfits I’d love to wear.

I am self taught and still improving with every drawing, but I love my little girls and the style I’m developing.  I particularly took time to study how I wanted to color hair.  I am hair-obsessed and needed my little ladies to have fab do’s so I finally found a technique to give their hair all the gloss and shine I’d want for my own locks.

My New Project | Fashion Illustrations

The tools

I’ve sketched on a bunch of different mediums, but right now I’ve settled on card stock and that’s working for me.  Different surfaces absorb ink in different ways and I like the way my card stock takes color.  I know Bristol board is some people’s go-to but I’ve yet to try it.

I use Copic markers, which I’ve understood through extensive research are just about the best illustration markers out there.  I’m loving them so much.  They have double sided tips and the brush end almost feels like painting, it’s so much fun.  It’s amazing what you can do with layering the color and blending just with these markers.

My New Project | Fashion Illustrations

I sometimes use colored pencils as well.  I always use pencil to define hair, but depending on other details of my illustration, I’ll use them around different places too.  I like the Faber Castel pencils best.

Part of this process that I was not expecting to dive so deeply into was Photoshop.  Let me tell you, I have watched many a Photoshop tutorial during this journey and have learned so much.  Thank God for Google, for real.  Photoshop is an essential tool for illustrating, as it gets you that crisp white background and enhances color.  It can do other insane things too that I’m having fun playing around with.

My New Project | Fashion Illustrations

Where to find my work

I opened an Etsy shop, aptly named “Bellezza Creative” (to keep everything on brand 😉).  I also added a “shop” link in my nav bar that takes you right to the Etsy shop!  For now, I’m uploading my new pieces there, but I’m also now working on getting some cool items like mugs with the illustrations printed on them.  (Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for other fun trinkets!)

I’m also available for drawing custom pieces, so if you’d like a cute gift for a friend or maybe a wedding-related illustration with custom elements, shoot me an email at amanda@bellezzacorner.com!  All I need is the photo you’d like to turn into an illustration.  I’m actually working on a super cute custom piece right now for a client that’s going to be a birthday gift!

For my latest designs and updates, be sure to follow me on Instagram at @bellezzacreative.


What do you guys think?? Which one is your fav so far? I have so many ideas for new ones and would love to hear any of your suggestions for scenes and outfits too!

A presto,
Amanda ❤️

37 Comments

  1. March 17, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    Woow! This is amazing and all your sketches look really nice. My fave is the mermaid taking a bubbly bath ❤️
    Keep up the great work xxx

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 17, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Aww thank you so much!! That’s one of my favorites too! Thanks for the kind words <3

  2. March 17, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    These are brilliant! 😊

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 17, 2018 / 11:05 pm

      Thank you so much! xo

  3. March 18, 2018 / 3:04 am

    Wow I just can’t stop staring at those hair ! Great job 🤩🤩

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 21, 2018 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you! I love drawing the hair all glossy like that! ☺️

  4. ThingsHelenLoves
    March 18, 2018 / 9:50 am

    The illustrations are beautiful and I’m so happy for you that you have been able to channel a lifelong passion into your brand. Congratulations and every success in the new venture!

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 21, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Thank you so much, you’re so sweet. I really appreciate the kind words. ☺️

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 21, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Thank you so much!!! So happy to hear your feedback! ☺️

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 21, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you very much! I appreciate the feedback!

  5. March 19, 2018 / 1:03 am

    They’re good! Good luck with your new project!

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 21, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you!! ☺️

  6. March 19, 2018 / 4:04 am

    Love it! I also love seeing the improvement throughout the different illustrations!

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 21, 2018 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you! I know, I’m learning so much with every illustration that I can really see my growth from when I started!☺️

  7. March 19, 2018 / 10:09 am

    This is such a cool project! I wish I can draw as well. Excited to see more of your work! =)

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 21, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you so much!! ☺️ You can see my latest stuff on Instagram if you’d like!

  8. March 20, 2018 / 8:45 am

    Such beautiful illustrations! You have such a talent X

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 21, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you so much, that means a lot! xo

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 21, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you!! ☺️

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 21, 2018 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you so much girl!! ☺️

  9. Bridget Curd
    March 23, 2018 / 8:24 am

    I love them all! I would love to see your girls have adventures in other countries!

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 23, 2018 / 9:05 am

      Bridgey!! You read my mind 😍 that was my next idea!!

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 6:31 pm

      Thank you so so much! xo

      • March 28, 2018 / 4:19 pm

        You’re very welcome! Your passion and art inspire me as I hope mine does for others! 🙂

  10. May 3, 2018 / 9:06 am

    These are beautiful, I really love the mermaid ones but for some reason the girl at Disney was really sticks out

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      May 16, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you for the feedback and kind words! A lot of people like that disney one too! xo

  11. May 9, 2018 / 6:46 am

    Hi, it’s such a beautiful project! I love your illustrations it’s cute! xx

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      May 16, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much!! Means a lot xo

  12. May 9, 2018 / 9:21 am

    Hey there! I’m Apoorva from Elle online! Wow, that is such a great idea! I especially loved the mermaid and the Disney one! I would love to see more!
    Checkout my blog! ❤️
    Xxx

    • The Bellezza Corner
      Author
      May 16, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you so much!! I love the mermaids, myself! Thank you for stopping by xo

      • May 18, 2018 / 3:23 am

        Your welcome!! ❤️
        Xxx

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