Fun with Fashion Illustration

By Susan | Comments: 6 | October 6, 2016


Birthday gifts are always fun and sometimes the most surprising gifts keep on giving. My birthday was in July and The Englishman surprised me with an IPadPro and Apple Pencil. I was blown away as I had no idea he was even considering such a gift (for the record his gift giving is always amazing, past gifts include a Cambridge Satchel and Ernest Wright and Sons scissors to name but a few).


The IpadPro is different to the regular iPad in that the screen is pressure sensitive. So when you draw using the pencil it feels like actual drawing. I use a wacom tablet for Illustrator work and have tried many other types of digital drawing products but none of them ever felt right. This exceeded all my expectations.


In order to practice and play I did a 30 day drawing challenge on Instagram. A new drawing each day. Sometimes focusing on line work, sometimes volume and other times movement or fabric quality.


These are the results of my 30 days challenge (in no particular order).


  • Colette
    October 6, 2016

    What a wonderful gift – and you have done amazing things on it – I love the depth and form you have achieved with your shading ;o)

    • Susan Goodwin
      October 6, 2016

      Thank you! Thankfully it allows you to layer much like Illustrator and Photoshop do. That makes it easier to add more depth to the illustrations.

  • Hélène Martin
    October 7, 2016

    I love seeing all the drawings together like this! It really shows the versatility of the medium and how you got more comfortable with it over time. Very impressive! Looking forward to seeing more on Instagram.

    • Susan Goodwin
      October 8, 2016

      Thank you! was great to put them all together and see the elements that I liked or things that worked out really well.

  • Sarah
    October 8, 2016

    I did love seeing your drawings, you’ve great skill.

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Hi, I'm Susan. A designer living in Sydney, Australia.

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