Fashion Drawing For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 6, 2012 - Design - 384 pages
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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Contents

Introduction
1
Fashion Drawing 101
5
Finding Your Footing in Fashion Drawing
7
Gathering Supplies and Setting Up Your Work Space
23
Beginning with Figure Drawing Basics
37
Building a Fabulous Fashion Figure
59
Working with the Basic Fashion Drawing Rules
61
Tackling the Torso
79
Getting All Dolled Up Evening Wear
217
Outerwear for All
233
Accenting the Accessories
249
Taking Your Fashion Drawing to the Next Level
269
Fabrics Refining Style with Draping Texture and Patterns
271
Conveying Attitude and Movement through Body Language
291
Exaggerating the Excitement
297
Going to Extremes to Develop Your Own Style
315

Forming Fabulous Arms Hands Legs and Feet
93
Putting Your Best Face Forward
119
Guaranteeing Good Hair Days
143
Dressing Your Fashion Figure
165
Slipping into Shirts and Sweaters
167
Presenting Perfect Pants
189
Creating Pants for Girls and Boys
214
Building Your Fashion Design Portfolio
329
The Part of Tens
343
Ten Ways to Stay Current
345
Ten Steps to KickStart Your Career
351
Index
357
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About the author (2012)

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.

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