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Fashion Drawing For Dummies
by Lisa Arnold (Author), Marianne Egan (Author)
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.
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!
From the Back Cover
About the Author
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
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