Introduction: Colored Pencil Jacket (made in Sketchbook Pro)

About: Although I love all art in general, some of my favorites include photography, constructing practical stuff out of duct tape, and sewing up a storm. Before buying something I think twice about it, then usually …
Don't you hate when you're in the plane or car drawing when your colored pencil falls from your lap into the unknown? To keep those colored pencils organized and under control, I have created the Colored Pencil Jacket in Sketchbook Pro! With a Colored Pencil Jacket on, all of your colored pencils will remain neatly tucked away in their individual slots, easy to reach whenever you need a splash of color in your drawing! Its slick, waterproof material serves as a great art smock when painting or creating anything messy. If you're in the airplane and spill some soda on your favorite jacket, no problem! Just wipe away the mess with a napkin and continue drawing. This jacket has a hood with red trim, along with a zipper straight down the middle. Want to know how I designed it? Read on!

Step 1: Getting Started

For starters, I downloaded the Dream it, Draw it, Wear it Contest jacket template and uploaded it into Sketchbook Pro. I used the free trial, and was astonished at how cool the software was! After a few doodles, I was ready to start.

I selected the hard eraser tool and enabled the vertical axis of symmetry feature. Then, I erased the drawstring on one side, amazed to see that the symmetry feature erased the other drawstring as well. Next, I shaded the whole jacket with a brilliant blue using paint bucket.

Step 2: The Zipper

I really wanted to show that there is a zipper on my design, so I decided to use the line option to draw a thick black line down the center of the jacket. I used the axis of symmetry as my guide.

Step 3: The Colored Pencil Compartment

Select the "Fibre" tool and the line feature. Disable the axis of symmetry. Draw a Rectangle on one side of the jacket. I colored mine light grey, then used the paint bucket to make the whole thing grey. Draw thin horizontal lines down the rectangle to show the individual slots for the pencils. Then, using the line option, draw a heavy black line on the edge to show where the pocket ends.

For the colored pencils, select the medium brush and a tan color. Make triangles to show the points of the colored pencils all the way down the jacket, each in its individual compartment. Then color their tips different shades of the rainbow.

Step 4: Adding the Decorative Details

Now you can get creative by choosing a variety of paint splatters to decorate the jacket! I used vibrant, eye-popping colors and made it look like an art smock! Then I selected Brush 8 and made red trim around the hood and on the bottom of the sleeves.

Step 5: You Are Done!

You are done! Fashion meets functionality with the Colored Pencil Jacket. You can draw on the go without having to worry about losing your colored pencils. I hope you enjoyed my design!
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