A Handbook of Costume Drawing: A Guide to Drawing the Period Figure for Costume Design Students

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Focal Press, 2000 - Art - 174 pages
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Perfect for students of costume design and history, A Handbook of Costume Drawing illustrates and describes the dominant male and female costume silhouettes for major historical periods ranging from Egyptian dynasties through the 1960s. Important details, including head and footwear, hair styles, fashion accessories, shoulders, waist, hem, and neckline are provided to maximize the historical accuracy of each design and to help you fully recreate the look and feel of each period.

A Handbook of Costume Drawing presents visuals that will help the designer produce images reflective of a specific time period. Students of costume design and costume history will learn how to "see accurately."

This second edition features new information on the color wheel and the importance of understanding value, saturation, and the relativity of color. The book also discusses the use of computer technology, including scanners and programs such as Freehand and Photoshop, to help you add versatility to your costume drawing skills.

Teaches how to draw a well-proportioned human body

Discusses the differences in fit between historical and contemporary clothing

Explains how to develop a stunning portfolio

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Georgia O'Daniel Baker is Professor of Theatre Arts at Towson University and Director of the Costume Design program. She is also Resident Costume Designer and Artistic Associate for the Maryland Arts Festival. As a professional designer, Ms. Baker has designed costumes off-Broadway, for regional theatres, summer stock, dance, and television. Her designs were included in the world premiere of Ionesco's Journeys from the Dead and the American premiere of Ionesco's Man with Bags.Helen Redel Pullen is an Assistant Professor of Art at Towson University and a freelance designer and illustrator. Her figure illustrations have appeared in publications such as Glamour, Mademoiselle, and The New Yorker.

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