Have designing and illustrating always been natural to you? How did you learn/improve?
Yes, it has always come naturally but through being consistent with my craft and never taking my eye off the ball, i was able to improve my skills further over time. I just stay focused! You can see the growth in my work by just looking through my archives.
Would you ever consider making a video or tutorial where we could see you work your magic? xx
Many people request this! Hopefully in the future i can do something where i am filmed working. For now though, you can follow my Instagram @hayden_williams where i post videos of the creative process every now and then.
is it imperative to have a knowledge of fabrics to be able to draw good fashion illustrations / illustrations like yours?
In my case, i identify as a designer also, so yes it is important to familiarise yourself with fabrics. But as an illustrator, you don’t have to be an expert! Look at photos of models and how different fabrics drape/hang and take note of details like seams, creases etc. You then translate that to sketch form!
you could EASILY be a fashion designer. you are so gifted, it is amazing. i pray that you are blessed with amazing opportunities to expand your talents.
I am a designer also! I definitely plan on bringing the Hayden Williams woman to life in ‘high end’ form in the future. For now, i am building a foundation and working towards everything i set my mind to. Thank you for the support :-)