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Laura Volpintesta, Fashion Illustration Tribe

I want to see you come out of your shell! All of those ideas in your head....I'm here to give you the tools, one by one, to bring them out onto paper, in an encouraging environment that meets you one your schedule. I want you to feel safe to create as you grow into your confidence in a playful, exploring, deep way to know what fashion students are learning in my classes for 20 years now at the best fashion schools, but without the debt and pressure. This is where you can get empowered in a place where you are in the driver's seat, and what you feel, think, know and are curious about matters as you develop your unique style and voice to share with the world....or even just for yourself. I want you to never be afraid of a blank piece of paper again....... xoxo Laura

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About this course

Welcome to Fashion Design and Illustration Process!

(enjoy the free tutorials further down this page)

I'm Laura Volpintesta, your host!

Starter VIDEOS (scroll down)  (there are 6 weeks of videos and assignments to have you sketching and designing along)  IN this digital course, you can Watch and work along with me as we create a set of unique designs and illustrations! right over my shoulder and listen to all the tips along the way!

Start by watching video #1   and  #2 below to get a taste of my method and course ...

This course lays out an exact process that you can follow yourself.  Seeing it done is going to save you time and give you perspective on how you can create and present an original collection.  You'll get such a good foundation here!  You will be amazed how having this perspective on the overall process will change the way you approach your work 

It's a total orientation and includes ALL of my tips and guidance as we go throughthe steps!. I'll include projects and prompts for you to create along with me along the way.

Love ,  Laura

1. . Collect images to inspire your collection. Look for head-to-toe images with nice clear shadows and light, plus construction in the clothes that youc an see and understand.

For this project, you'll be "plugging in" your own unique fabric choices, so you don't need to use the colors and patterns you see in the pictures. 

Everything you see you can adjust to make it YOUR style, and create an original set of sketches.

I'll show you how I do that!

2. In this video, you get a taste of how I quickly map out figures on the page before I get into any specifics about their body or clothes.   This helps me with  proportions (which I teach in my other courses like Model Magic).

3. Here you'll see how  I go from stick-figure to fully fleshed-out figures. See how much easier it is when the basic body is already mapped out??


DO you want to watch this process go from a-Z, into final illustrations? 

Let's go!

xo  Laura