Creative Fashion Drawing: A Complete Guide to Design, Styles and Illustration (Essential Guide to Drawing Series)

Creative Fashion Drawing: A Complete Guide to Design, Styles and Illustration (Essential Guide to Drawing Series)

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1848584695

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Fashion is a huge global industry that relies on the talents of fashion illustrators and designers. This book shows how to become one of them, or simply enjoy the creative process of drawing fashion as a pastime. The author explains where to find inspiration and develop design projects, before demonstrating how to draw fashion figures. With sections on templates and poses, fabrics, accessories, and designing outfits, the full range of fashion drawing skills is covered. Fully illustrated throughout, the book contains inspirational examples from a range of practicing fashion designers and illustrators, and step-by-step illustrations showing how to get the best results.

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construction. Take a closer look and turn the garment inside out, if necessary in the privacy of the changing room. Good drawing comes from good seeing. When it comes to designing, part of the function of drawing is about communicating how the garment is constructed and resolving any issues in order that it can be realized successfully. Remember, although you may be trying to draw an idea, something new out of your head, there is always something to hand to help you to understand how to draw

as they are drawn and different possibilities present themselves with each adaptation. Above all, have fun! URBAN GIRL 1. Trace a model from your template, amending limb positions as required. 2. Plot out the silhouette of the outfit and the positioning of main details, such as the depth and angle of the neckline and collar. Use a light pencil mark that can be easily erased and altered. Still using pencil, lightly add the hairstyle, facial features and accessories. Remember the clothes should

good density of colour you must be sure to leave a little more white paper showing than you might at first think necessary, or the garment could look lifeless and flat. Add ground colour only for the trousers at this stage. 5. Add the check detail to the trousers using light, controlled pencil crayon strokes; you are aiming to merely give a hint of the pattern. Use marker pens for accessories, hair and skin tones, and correction pen to lend a crisp clarity to the polka-dotted bow tie. CHAPTER 6

Men’s fatigue trousers using template as a guide to proportions Outline: Extra-thick fibre-tipped pen Seams and pockets: 0.8 mm fibre-tipped pen Top-stitching: 0.3 mm fibre-tipped pen Camouflage print: 0.2 mm fibre-tipped pen, coloured with marker pens. CAD: COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN In the industry today, flats are increasingly created using a computer. Many designers say it takes longer than hand-drawing, but as long as the illustrator really understands the construction of the garments the

them about with you, keep them in the box they came in or in a snug-fitting container. • Ballpoint and rollerball pens are available in an ever-greater range, including those with gel inks, which are easy to obtain and use. As with all drawing implements, choose ones that are comfortable to hold and work with. It is worth trying out a few in an art store before purchasing one. • Fine fibre-tipped or fine-liner pens range from the finest 0.05 mm nib to a thick 0.8 mm nib and are great for

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