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Arturo Elena Illustration

Arturo Elena is one of my favourite fashion illustrators, so naturally I just had to share some of his work with you! I think he is incredibly gifted and inspiring, what's also unique is that he has a style that is unmistakably his, once you've seen his work you can pick it out anywhere! 

An interesting fact about his drawing ability is that he is completely self taught (wow!!) and all his images are hand rendered, using a combination of marker pens and inks to achieve fine detail and lighting techniques.
 That is definitely what you call talented! 

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You can also read more about Arturo Elena and see more of his work by clicking the link above.
You may also like to read an interview he did with Copic about his work and inspiration.


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What You should Know First:
This is easier than it looks all you need to do is be able to insert an invisible zip. The waist band was faced but I found it easier to attach the facing once the zip was in place.  This skirt also had lining but the lining fabric is treated as a single layer with the fashion fabric.
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1.  Pocket pieces should be kept separate, which makes it easier to place on the the skirt.

2. Taking the one pocket piece (Ignore that I have two in the pic) I lined it up on the right side of the skirt, with the correspondin…