Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of cute fashion and beauty-related illustrations decorating the homes of some of my favorite bloggers. They’re simple sketches of favorite products or designs, and they look so perfect sitting on a dresser, vanity, or bedside table!
I have little-to-no artistic talent, but I discovered that it’s pretty easy to DIY your own perfume bottle illustration. It’s as simple as tracing your favorite bottle! Here’s the illustration I made of Chanel N°5:
I chose Chanel N°5 because it’s classic! And the bottle has a very basic design with simple lines. Here’s how I did it:
- I had Chanel N°5 (the image linked above) open on the computer with the screen as bright as it could go. I put a piece of computer paper against the screen and lightly traced the outline with a pencil. Don’t push too hard and damage your screen!
- After I outlined the bottle with pencil, I took the paper off the screen and went over my tracing with a fine-tipped black Sharpie marker. It’s helpful to use a ruler for really straight lines.
- Next, I colored in the bottle using a gold yellow shade to match the hue of the perfume.
- After I finished all the tracing and coloring, I cut the illustration out to fit my 4-inch-by-4-inch frame.
It turned out pretty cute, and it’s sitting on my dresser right now. You could do this DIY with many different things like nail polish, simple shoes, or handbags. I think I’m going to try my hand at making Essie nail polish bottle illustrations next.
If you try this DIY out, let me know what you illustrate!