Fashion Drawing For Dummies

Fashion Drawing For Dummies

Language: English

Pages: 384

ISBN: 0470601604

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The fast and easy way to learn the art of fashion drawing

This fun guide gives you dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you'll not only learn how to draw clothes and fabric, but also how to show details that make up the total look: faces and hairstyles, fashion accents, and a wide variety of textures.

If you're an aspiring fashion designer, you know it's essential to be able to draw, prepare, and present a fashion drawing. Whether you have little or no prior drawing experience, Fashion Drawing For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, non-intimidating instructions for mastering the drawing skills you need to design like a pro.

  • Learn the rules and techniques of fashion drawing
  • Draw the fashion figure in different poses and from multiple angles
  • Discover how to complement your drawings with accessories, clothing, and style

If you're a fledgling designer looking for non-intimidating guidance on learning the ins and outs of fashion drawing, this friendly guide has you covered!

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parts that don’t really exist! See Figure 1-8 for a rather wild style. When you’re ready to develop your own style, turn to Chapter 16, where we offer some ideas about other ways to render fashion illustrations. 17 18 Part I: Fashion Drawing 101 Figure 1-7: Loose or tight, make your style your own. a b Keeping your work fresh and refining techniques After you find ways to make your drawings your own, continue to practice and work on your skills. Be open to taking classes or

smooth to rough — medium tooth falls somewhere in the middle: ✓ Smooth paper: You can create a great detailed drawing on smooth paper. It lends itself to the shading of pencil and fine line strokes, and it provides better control of detail. If you want to illustrate a fashion figure with an outrageous dress that’s poufed with tulle, this type of smooth (and often glossy) paper is for you. Markers also work well on smooth paper because the colors blend well and sit on the surface, allowing you

4-7 shows the look you want! To create a dynamic fashion figure without first drawing the S, follow these steps: 1. Draw a balance line to represent your model’s full body, and then add a slanting line for the shoulders and a slanting line for the hips. Place the hip line at the halfway point of your balance line, as in Figure 4-7a. The shoulder and hip lines slant in opposite directions, creating a sense of movement just like the S curve does. 2. Starting with the top of the torso,

triangle. Check out Figure 7-12c to see what we mean. 4. Extend lashes from the outer points of the triangle, at the top and bottom of the oval. (See Figure 7-12d.) Figure 7-12: The eye in profile. a b c d Adding flair with closed eyes Sometimes you can add flair simply by drawing eyelids and lashes. In the following sections, we give you a couple of fashionable closed-eye looks. Coy, downward-looking eyes You can make fashion figures look a little coy by having them look down

focal point on a fashion illustration; it should look natural. A hairline that’s too low looks Neanderthal, and one that’s too high leaves too much empty forehead. To mimic a person’s natural hairline, use a gentle curve that follows the shape of the head. Keep in mind that fashion figures are known for having elegant and high foreheads. Here’s how to draw a curving hairline on a front-facing figure: 1. Draw a head, as in Figure 8-1a. 2. Sketch out facial features on your face, as in

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