Client Work: Elizabeth Haydn Style II

Client Work: Elizabeth Haydn Style II

Just thought I’d take a quick moment to share the “body types” I created for Elizabeth Haydn Style.  The figures will printed onto A4 paper to help Liz’s clients identify their body types and help them understand what clothing is flattering (or unflattering) on certain figures.

I decided to keep each figure in a similar pose, so the subtleties of each shape will appear more defined next to each other, as some figures are closely related. I also kept the “larger ladies” more subtle, not wanting to bring offense to the possible clients by adding too many “lumps and bumps”, but also acknowledging the reality of their shape and size.

Drawn in pencil (darkened a bit in photoshop, to make them “pop” off the page more) and kept simple as not to distract the future users from what they are aiming to learn with bells and whistles. The client is happy with the result, which is the most important factor in creating these. I have to admit, I did find drawing different body types quite a challenge, as when I draw fashion figures, they’re all a similar, slim and elongated female figure. Bringing myself to exaggerate some of the body parts, such as the shoulders and waist did not come natural to me and I had to redraw certain bits several times to push my boundaries of how I see the fashion figure.

note: I know there are some little mistakes in the image above, it was not the image I sent to the client, so na na na.