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!
Introduction 1 Part I: Fashion Drawing 101 5 Chapter 1: Finding Your Footing in Fashion Drawing 7 Chapter 2: Gathering Supplies and Setting Up Your Work Space 23 Chapter 3: Beginning with Figure Drawing Basics 37 Part II: Building a Fabulous Fashion Figure 59 Chapter 4: Working with the Basic Fashion Drawing Rules 61 Chapter 5: Tackling the Torso 79 Chapter 6: Forming Fabulous Arms, Hands, Legs, and Feet 93 Chapter 7: Putting Your Best Face Forward 119 Chapter 8: Guaranteeing Good Hair Days 143 Part III: Dressing Your Fashion Figure 165 Chapter 9: Slipping into Shirts and Sweaters 167 Chapter 10: Presenting Perfect Pants 189 Chapter 11: Getting All Dolled Up: Evening Wear 217 Chapter 12: Outerwear for All 233 Chapter 13: Accenting the Accessories 249 Part IV: Taking Your Fashion Drawing to the Next Level 269 Chapter 14: Fabrics: Refining Style with Draping, Texture, and Patterns 271 Chapter 15: Conveying Attitude and Movement through Body Language 291 Chapter 16: Going to Extremes to Develop Your Own Style 315 Chapter 17: Building Your Fashion Design Portfolio 329 Part V: The Part of Tens 343 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Stay Current 345 Chapter 19: Ten Steps to Kick-Start Your Career 351 Index 357
Marianne Egan teaches fashion illustration and design, apparel construction, and more. Lisa Smith Arnold teaches art and drawing, including fashion illustration, at Norwalk Community College.?She has also served as creative coordinator and fashion editor at several major publications.
The fast and fun way to sketch stylish, long-limbed figures If you like fashion and you like to doodle, you've come to the right place. Fashion Drawing For Dummies walks you through the process of preparing creative illustrations of men, women, and children wearing everything from sweats and jeans to cocktail dresses and tuxes, along with eye-catching accessories to complete the look. With some practice — and the tips and techniques you'll find in this friendly guide — you'll be on your way to illustrating your own fashion designs in no time. Find your footing — get a grip on the basics of figure drawing and make a list of the fun art supplies you'll need to set up your studio Create a core — follow step-by-step diagrams to draw fabulous torsos, arms, legs, hands, feet, faces, and hair The "Golden Rules" — master the must-have skills related to proportion, symmetry, body language, and movement to make your drawings look playful or sexy, tough or whimsical Play dress-up — find out how to dress your figure in the latest styles, along with tips on draping, texture, and patterns Open the book and find: Details on line and shape techniques, shading, and freehand drawing The four fashion views Why head-to-toe exaggeration is key How to convey attitude and movement through body language Tips on taking risks and developing your own style Guidance on building your design portfolio Ten ways to kick-start your career Learn to: Create long, lean fashion models, step by step, from head to toe Draw shirts, pants, and amazing accessories for men, women, and children Add details to your illustrations with texture, patterns, and prints Choose the right illustrations to include in your portfolio
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