Achandal Edwards

Our Two Time TrendSketches Contest Winner Achandal Edwards Is A Fashion Illustrator And College Senior. She Is Currently Pursuing A Degree In Fashion Merchandising And Management. There’s One Thing I’ve Noticed About Ms. Edwards, Her Illustrations Are Immensely Beautiful And Distinct! Learn More About Her Art In This Interview!

 Screenshot_20170729-150023.jpgWhen Did You Start Illustrating And What Inspired You To Do So?

“I Used To Watch My Mother Dress Up, And She Still Is My Biggest Inspiration! The Clothes She Wore Were Admirable And Fashionable. I Used Her Cookbooks For Illustration Pads And Scribbled Over Ingredients With Stick Figures In Dresses.”

Do You Plan On Pursuing A Career In Fashion Or Art?

“Designing Is The Imperative Part Of My Illustrations Which Is Why I Barely Cover Any Other Designer’s Work. I Plan On Pursuing A Career As A Fashion Designer, Not So Much As A Fashion Illustrator.”

Are There Any Challenges When It Comes To Illustrating?

“Yes, Rendering Fabrics! I Am The Type Of Illustrator That Has To Watch Tutorials And Study Different Fabrics And How They Flow, Etc.”

Screenshot_20170729-150042.jpgWhat Are Your Favorite Fashion Designers And/Or Illustrators?

“My Favorite Fashion Designer Is Donatella Versace And The Versace Brand In General! I Currently Do Not Have A Favorite Fashion Illustrator. There Are, However, Plenty Of Illustrators Whose Work Inspire Me.”

Lastly, Is There Any Advice You Would Like To Give To Aspiring Illustrators?

“Beginners, If You Plan To Design Your Own Clothes To Include In Your Fashion Illustration, Take The Time To Actually Plan It Out From The Colors To The Designs, Etc. This Will Lower The Chances Of Wasting Paper And Other Materials.”

Thank You For Your Advice Achandal Edwards, See More Of Her Spectacular Artwork On Her Instagram Page @Achandal_Edwards. Feel Free To Like And Follow The Official TrendSketches Blog!

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