way I wrote about last week. (This is the dirndl I'm planning on making.)
royal blue and black jacquard (from my new fall fabric collection, more to come on that!) so I had an idea what colors to use. I'm planning on finding a magenta silk for the apron and trim. I started by coloring in the apron and large parts of the dress, using the brush end of the marker. I drew black swirls on the dress to represent the jacquard pattern.
I drew in details and outlines with the fine point of a black marker. Then I experimented with making the blouse black and the lips red.
Anyway, it's been a fun experiment. I'd love to hear your sketching tips! Do you work in color? What are your favorite techniques?