Well, although I’d planned to write a proper article (about fascinations and creativity) for today, it didn’t really work out that well and I eventually ended up abandoning it.
So, instead, I thought that I’d make a few drawing guides for today that are based on one of my current fascinations- I am, of course, talking about 1990s fashions.
Regular readers of this blog might notice that these guides bear a slight resemblance to my old “How To Draw” guides from mid 2013-early 2014. Although I have no plans to re-start this as a regular series, it was kind of interesting to return to it again, albeit briefly.
Anyway, here are how to draw a few 1990s fashions:
1) Dark Floral Patterns: Although I vaguely remember this being more of a formal fashion, it was also apparently quite a popular grunge fashion in the 1990s too. I am, of course, talking about clothing with dark floral patterns. Not only can this style be both formal and informal and both conservative and edgy, but it’s also simultaneously modern and timeless too.
However, drawing one of these patterns properly is an incredibly time-consuming and complicated process. So, here’s a shortcut I found that can help you draw these patterns a lot more quickly (albeit at the cost of making them look less detailed):
2) Sweatshirt Belts: Although I was still doing this as late as 2008 or 2009, the whole idea of wearing your sweatshirt or jacket as a belt seems to have been invented back in the 1990s. This also seems to be one of those “everyday” 1990s fashions that is incredibly forgettable until you read about it somewhere.
Anyway, it’s surprisingly easy to draw and I thought that I’d show you how to do it:
3) 1990s shades: Back in the 1990s, sunglasses were a lot chunkier and more plasticky – and, yet, they still seemed like they were a lot cooler than most modern types of sunglasses are.
1990s shades are one of the easiest types of sunglasses to draw and here’s how to do it:
4) Plaid: Back in the 1990s, plaid patterns (like floral patterns) were another thing that seemed to be fairly universal. On the one hand, they were part of the no-nonsense aesthetic of grunge fashion, but they were also a pretty major part of the much posher aesthetic of American “prep” fashion. Hell, even these days, plaid clothing is currently part of hipster fashion.
Unfortunately, these are surprisingly difficult to draw well (and I kind of messed up the final part of my drawing guide). But, here’s one way to draw them – albeit not a very good one:
Anyway, I hope that this was useful :)