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⁣There are so many opportunities to explore in the Fashion industry and Fashion Illustration is one of them.

It basically entails communicating fashion ideas in a visual form with illustration, drawing and painting .

Reposted from Martwayne Student,  @__tersaa (click on illustration to see more): 

"So I did this illustration of Mercy LAMBO's outfit to the #13thHeadies2019.

Took me a while, But I'm here now! ?"


Fashion illustration as a career option is growing in popularity thanks in part to the images we see being shared on social media.  With popular fashion illustrators like @leankid  carving a niche for himself and earning his income solely as a Fashion Illustrator with illustrating gigs for GTBank for the GTBank Fashion Weekend, product launches and wedding invitation cards.

Beyonce Illustration by @leankid at Coachella

Beyonce Illustration by @leankid at Coachella

Naomi Campbell Illustration by @leankid

Naomi Campbell Illustration by @leankid

@leankid collaboration with @ GTBank for the @GTBank Fashion Weekend

@leankid collaboration with @ GTBank for the @GTBank Fashion Weekend

You should also consider carving a niche for yourself in the fashion industry as a fashion illustrator. f you are wondering about how to get started and what it takes to become a successful fashion illustrator here are four steps:


1. Have no Self-Doubt

Believing in yourself is everything, as is keeping a positive mindset towards your everyday life. ⠀


2. Do your research

You’ve decided to pursue becoming a fashion illustrator as a career…congratulations!!!  This is where you start to put in work by starting with ‘research’.  Take all the time you need to study the fashion industry, the top illustrators in the field.


3.  Take a Course and Learn

Creative and Fashion Illustration Course at Martwayne

Creative and Fashion Illustration Course at Martwayne

Improve on your artistic skills and take our Creative and Fashion Illustration Course to expand your knowledge.  It is perfect for complete beginners and those who can also draw.  ​We will also guide you on how to start a career as a Fashion Illustrator.


3. Practice, Practice, Practice

Sleepless nights will become your best friend. You must have heard the saying ‘’constant practice makes one a professional’’.  It is especially true of all skills and Fashion Illustration is not an exception.  Even if you can sketch right from the womb, you still need to turn that raw talent into a refined and sellable skill.


4. Create a unique Style

Develop a unique style and stick to it. In carving a niche for yourself in the Creative & Fashion Industry it will benefit you greatly to have your own unique style of illustration.


It’s important to always remember that your journey to becoming a fashion illustrator won’t be smooth sailing, but stay positive and believe in yourself no matter what.

Recommended Resources

Specialization in the Fashion Industry

Fashion Illustrator Leankid on Fashion Insider by GTBank Ndani TV

Fashion Business Growth Tip: Develop a Unique Selling Proposition

Getting Your Business Ready for 2020

Bring Your Designs to Life

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Tope Williams-Adewunmi

Tope Williams-Adewunmi

A fashion entrepreneur passionate giving power through fashion

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turn their love for fashion into a viable business.

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