BURNOUT VELVET DRAWING

In this fashion drawing tutorial, we are going to learn how to render amazingly beautiful pattern – the burnout velvet. Within several simple steps, you’ll be able to render gorgeous realistic patterns using markers and pencils. This technique can be applied to other tools, such as watercolors and colored pencils, as well.

 

INTRO 

burnout-velvet-example

Burnout velvet (also called devoré) is a patterned velvet, where the pattern is created by burning out the pile with acid instead of weaving it in from the beginning.

The chemical substance can be applied either by printing or by hand painting on the surface of the fabric.

Learn more about velvet fabric structure here 👉🏽 VELVET IN FASHION.

BURNOUT VELVET DRAWING TUTORIAL

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*If you use markers of a different brand, check out this Promarker color chart to match the colors.   

STEP 1 – WARM UP

Before jumping into the main video-tutorial on how to draw burnout velvet, let’s train our hand to draw a floral pattern that is the most common motif of devoré.burnout-velvet-drawing-exercise

STEP 2 – SKETCH PREPARATION

In Step 3 we will follow a video tutorial, where step-by-step I am explaining how to render a burnout velvet skirt and a cotton blouse. All the garments will be shown on a drawing of a model walking on a catwalk. In order to follow me effectively, you will need to prepare a similar sketch. You can easily do it with an FSketcher’s free printable fashion drawing template.  Just click the image below. You can use it as a reference, you can also print it and trace it, or you can draw directly on the printed template.

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STEP 3 – SKETCH RENDERING

By now you should have your sketch prepared for the tutorial. So let’s get started. Follow the fashion drawing tutorial below.

STEP 4 – DESIGN PROJECT

Practice is going to be your best friend on your way to success. Now you know how to draw burnout velvet with markers and fine-line pen. Put your new skills into a fashion design or fashion illustration of someone’s design and upload it to the comment section below. It can be a jacket, a skirt, a pillow, a bag or anything else.  Don’t worry about your skills. You can receive very helpful feedback by regularly participating in FSketcher’s online sketching classes and bit by bit your drawing abilities will start blooming.

SOME FACTS ABOUT DEVORÉ

Devoré comes from the French word dévorer that literally means “to devour”. The devoré procedure implies burning away fibers in order to create a pattern. It should not be confused with brocade velvet which is a patterned velvet with a raised pile and a woven ground.

examples of devore garments

Burnout fabrics supposedly have originated in France, possibly as a cheaper alternative to lace that could be created using acidic paste on fabric. The commercial chemical process used in fashion garments was developed in Lyon between 19th and 20th centuries.

Mimi Spencer for Vogue magazine declared devoré or bum out velvet to be the 1993’s favorite fabric, it was she said a process that ‘originated in France centuries ago, enjoys periodic renaissances, tending to surface at times of economic upheaval’.

MORE KNOWLEDGE:

Devore tutorial on Textiles Arts

 DIY technique from artist Kevin O’Brien

FROM ECONOMY TO EXCLUSIVITY: A HISTORY OF THE DEVORE TEXTILE 1880 TO 1940

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