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Fashion drawing for dummies

Fashion drawing for dummies

Arnold, Lisa

For anyone who is an aspiring fashion designer, it is essential to be able to draw, prepare and present a fashion drawing. Whether readers have little or no prior drawing experience, this title gives easy-to-follow, non-intimidating instructions for mastering the drawing skills needed to design like a pro

Book. English.
Published Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: by Lisa Arnold
Distributor: Chichester: John Wiley [distributor], 2011
ISBN: 0470601604, 9780470601600
Physical Description: 384 p.
Subject: Beauty and Fashion.; Fashion drawing Technique.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Part I: Fashion Drawing 101
  3. Finding Your Footing in Fashion Drawing
  4. Gathering Supplies and Setting Up Your Work Space
  5. Beginning with Figure Drawing Basics
  6. Part II: Building a Fabulous Fashion Figure
  7. Working with the Basic Fashion Drawing Rules
  8. Tackling the Torso
  9. Forming Fabulous Arms, Hands, Legs, and Feet
  10. Putting Your Best Face Forward
  11. Guaranteeing Good Hair Days
  12. Part III: Dressing Your Fashion Figure
  13. Slipping into Shirts and Sweaters
  14. Presenting Perfect Pants
  15. Getting All Dolled Up: Evening Wear
  16. Outerwear for All
  17. Accenting the Accessories
  18. Part IV: Taking Your Fashion Drawing to the Next Level
  19. Fabrics: Refining Style with Draping, Texture, and Patterns
  20. Conveying Attitude and Movement through Body Language
  21. Going to Extremes to Develop Your Own Style
  22. Building Your Fashion Design Portfolio
  23. Part V: The Part of Tens
  24. Ten Ways to Stay Current
  25. Ten Steps to Kick–Start Your Career
  26. Index

Author note

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.

Description

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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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