What I Wear Every Monday : Fashion Illustration Portraits

By La Nonette

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38 lessons
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10h 53m
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What I Wear Every Mondays : Fashion Illustration Portraits

with Illustrator, La Nonette


Do you want to bring extra dimension to your characters?
Bring your characters to a new level and make them look great!
I’ll teach you my process and how to get started, I’ll show you the basics of character design and will tell you how to work with gouache. And we will throw a little fashion in there while where at it.


This course is for everyone who wants to learn more about characters design and finding their own voice in the process.
You like a challenge, are open for trying new things and mostly you want to have fun while learning.


By the end of this course you will be less scared of an empty sheet of paper.
You will know how to start drawing your own characters and make them look fierce.
You will have your own portrait, made with gouache, ready to frame.


  1. Meet Your Instructor: Manon!
  2. Introduction to the course
  3. Introduction to Fashion Illustration Portraits

Chapter 1: Character Design - Face

  1. How to draw a face (basic anatomy)
  2. Playing with facial features
  3. Facial rotation
  4. Adding emotions (1)
  5. Adding emotions (2)
  6. Drawing hair

Chapter 2: Character Design - Body

  1. How to draw a body (basic anatomy)
  2. Playing with proportions
  3. Hands and feet
  4. Foreshortening and thinking in 3D
  5. Movement and balance
  6. Body language and personality

Chapter 3: Turning Yourself, or Anybody Else Into a Character

  1. How to use photo reference (without copying the photo)
  2. How to draw a real person without photo reference
  3. How to make a face recognisable in your own style
  4. Exaggerating features
  5. The art of keeping it simple

Chapter 4: Gouache Techniques

  1. Introduction to gouache
  2. How to hold and use your brushes
  3. Color theory and mixing gouache
  4. Transparent techniques
  5. Opaque techniques

Chapter 5: How to draw clothes

  1. Character profile: Emphasizing personality with clothing
  2. Creating shapes and silhouettes with clothing
  3. Understanding pleats and creases
  4. Adding shadows and light
  5. Adding texture and/or patterns
  6. Having fun with it!

Chapter 6: Making Your First Character Portrait , Together!

  1. Making a full character sketch
  2. Coloring in your character - skin & hair
  3. Coloring in your character - clothes & patterns
  4. How to make conscious choices is your process
  5. How to handle mistakes

Bonus Chapter

Working towards a personal style - tips and tricks!


  Congratulations on Completing the Course!

Meet Your Creator

I am Manon Bijkerk but you might know me as La Nonette.
I’m a full time illustrator from the Netherlands, and I own my own label with prints and goodies.
I’ve always loved to draw and decided to make it my profession pretty early on.
After my graduation from studying illustration I’ve developed a fairly unique and recognizable personal style.
I co-own a creative centre in the Netherlands where I teach Illustration, style development and character design.
I’m really glad I get to teach all around the world with this online course!
I like to work with all kinds of materials and programs but I definitely like gouache the most.
This course is based on my personal project where I’ve been drawing what I wear every Mondays for the last few years.

  1. Canson Montval Watercolour Paper Pad, 24x32cm
  2. DM Spiral Bound Artist Sketch Pad, A4
  3. Winsor & Newton Designers’ Gouache /11 Colors
  4. Paint Palettes
  5. Pentel Mechanical Pencil, 0.7mm
  6. Monami Fine Fiber Tip Brush Pen & Refill Ink
  7. HWAHONG Artist Watercolor Paint Brush700R, Round Brush_Set of 6 Brushes
  • Anyone who would like to start illustrating their own fashion portraits
  • Who is interested in learning character designs
  • Artist & hobbyist who love to learn new skills
  • Anyone who would like to design and illustrate their own clothings/fashion items

Duration of the course

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