Ammo: Thanks! I took your advice, and sketched some of the recent styles from Elle. I’m hoping that doing more of these will start to give me a better instinct for what silhouettes look great.
Sivonja: Thank you! I hope I continue to improve
Dana T: Thanks!
Ramalooke: Thanks, though I'm sure that there's something I can be doing better I look forward to your suggestions in the future!
So I worked on a lot of the things that were suggested, and a couple of other things I knew I needed to learn.
These are some fashion studies from Elle Magazine in orange ink applied with a brush, then details pulled out with a dip pen in black, a failed attempt at MJB turned into an ink tonal study, and gestures pulled from the results pages on google. I find that drawing from photo thumbnails rather than the full size forces you to disregard the details, allowing you to be more loose. It was good practice, and I really got some valuable visual literacy from this exercise.