HOW TO DRAW CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN

Have you ever struggled drawing camouflage? It is quite a peculiar type of pattern. It took me some time to come up with a drawing technique for it. Now it is so easy! In this fashion drawing tutorial, I will show you how to create a huge variety of different camouflage designs and how to creatively manipulate the pattern.

INTRO

6843732-camouflage-wallpaperCamouflage – a distinctive pattern used by military personnel to make them blend with their surroundings.
Modern camouflage has quite a short history. At the dawn of modern warfare in the eighteenth century, the idea involved wearing forest green or field grey clothing. At the beginning of the World War II more contemporary kidney-shaped camo emerged. The pattern entered the civilian wardrobe in the late 1960s as part of the counterculture appropriation of excessive military clothing for streetwear -an ironic response to the Vietnam War.

 

CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN DRAWING TUTORIAL 

TOOLS USED:

• W&N* Black Promarker http://amzn.to/2hwdy78
• Holly Promarker http://amzn.to/2gLR1DL
• Marsh Green Promarker http://amzn.to/2hQBuhY
• Set of Cool Grey Promarkers http://amzn.to/2hyS8TY
• Prismacolor Premier Black and White pencils http://amzn.to/2gNzBFl
• Sakura Micron 0.5 Fineliner http://amzn.to/2hQAEBW
• Sakura White Ink Pen http://amzn.to/2hIdTnT

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

STEP 1 – WARM UP

In this step, we are training to draw “island-like” shapes that will be used in the camouflage drawing later. Look at the image below. Try to redraw all 15 shapes. They do look like elongated narrow islands, don’t they? After finishing, draw 15 more similar islands of your own.

drawing-camouflage-exercise

Next, take a marker or any other tool of a different color and draw adjacent islands to ones that we’ve already created.

* You can draw some islands not connecting them with any other islands so they stand alone.

drawing-camouflage-pattern-exercise-2

STEP 2 – SKETCH PREPARATION

In Step 3, we will follow a video tutorial, where I am explaining how to compose a beautiful camouflage pattern from the shapes above. Moreover, I will show you how to integrate the pattern into the designs. As an example, we are going to render Valentino bag and Marc Jacobs S’17 RTW design.

You can draw your own sketch or you can download free printable templates that I’ve prepared specifically for this class. Just click on the image below.

 

STEP 3 – SKETCH RENDERING

In this tutorial, we are going to build a camouflage pattern out of the shapes from the “warm-up” section. Get ready to learn super easy yet powerful technique to start drawing military-inspired fashion designs starting from today.

STEP 4 – DESIGN PROJECT

I am so looking forward to seeing your new skills in the application!✨ Mind challenging yourself? Show the work that you’ve created with this lesson’s technique. Submit your work in the comment section below. It can be your own design or an illustration of some other designer’s clothing. Get useful feedback and keep growing your fashion illustrator’s expertise.

Comment: 1

  • ingenio December 22, 2016 3:26 pm

    muy buen trabajo, esta perfecto. me interesa mucho aprender tu estilo de ilustracion tanto asi que te voy a seguir, gracias sigue asi.

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