Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a bitmap (or raster) picture-making application. It is ideal For creating soft, painterly effects and allows you the freedom to create fashion illustrations from many starting points. Imagery can be gathered and imported from various sources, such as scanners, drawing applications, digital cameras, photo CDs and video capture. A Photoshop file is a digital picture made up of a monolayer of picture elements, or pixels for short (tiny square dots of colour). A typical file is...

Rtistic Echnioues

Once you have started finding inspiration, researching themes, using a sketchbook, and practising figure elm wing, you will be keen to experiment with different art materials. In this chapter you will find out which art materials to use to achieve particular effects, how to convey fabric realistically and how to select a colour palette. Even professional artists can find these aspects of illustration challenging. To provide a useful reference source, the chapter divides into sections that you...

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Tehnical Drawinngs Mans Jackets

Throughout your education and career as a fashion designer, you will need to present your design ideas, technical drawings, mood boards and promotional fashion illustrations in an effective way. This chapter looks at how to use your initial inspiration and sketchbook ideas to create original designs and build ranges. It will show you how to present your ideas to a professional standard without limiting your creative flair, and how to gear your presentation style to suit a particular client or...

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Bad weather theme 20, 21 Bailey, Anna 172, 172,173 Bakkum, Vincent 104,104 Bakst, Leon 83 ballpoint pens 54, 55,164 Barbier, Georges 84 beads 62 Beaton, Cecil 86 Bellows, George 10 Benito, Eduardo Garcia 85 B rard, Christian 86 Berning, Tina 110,110 Berthold, Fran ois 92 body proportions 25, 27, 36-46 Bolin, Guillermo 85 books 12 Botero, Fernando 91 Bouch , Ren 87, 87 boucl 63 Bou t-Willaumez, Ren 86, 87, 87 Bourbeau, Anne 152,152 brain-storming 14 briefs 6 Brooks, Jason 88, 88, 92, 92 Brown,...

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Uj Leonardo da Vinci, Study oj a Woman's l-lands, Michelangelo, Study of a Male Nude Stretching Upwards, sixteenth century. Chalk on paper, To create a fashion illustration, you need to be aware of the body shapes that lie beneath the clothes. The Italian Renaissance artists Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo made many rigorous studies of the nude figure in which they acutely observed anatomy before painting clothed figures. Central to fashion illustration and fashion design is the figure. An...

Bethan Morris

For well over a thousand years, embroidery has been a means of adding decoration to clothing, persona accessories and household or church furnishings. Embroidery is the art of applying decoration by needle and thread to the surface of a piece of cloth or canvas, often being a picture or pattern. Hand embroidery does not rely on complicated equipment and techniques. It is a process in which the simplest of materials can suffice to enable you to create beautiful artwork. In recent years, there...

In Summary

Fashion Illustrator is intended as a rewarding reference book of practical advice and inspirational ideas to form a basis from which individual creativity can develop, and not as a bible to be followed word for word. As Coco Chanel is reputed to have said, To be irreplaceable in life, one must be different excellent advice for your sketchbooks and portfolio, and for life in general The following pages offer useful information to help you on your journey. You will find recommended further...

Websites

The home page for all Adobe software packages. View shows, videos and magazines on line, Offers creative suggestions, tutorials and the latest news from the world ofcomputer Links to many other sites covering all aspects of costume. Website of fashion illustrator David Downton see pp. 186-189 , Website of the Centre of Fashion Enterprise, Online magazine covering fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, www.ideasfactory.com Online Art and Design zone, Website of commercial fashion illustrator Jeffrey A...

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The Association of Illustrators was established to promote illustration, advance and protect illustrators' rights and encourage professional standards. The website contains professional resources for illustrators and for commissioners of illustration, It carries a growing catalogue consisting of nearly 8,000 images, including self-managed illustrators' portfolios. The BFC supports British fashion designers and manufacturers, especially with export enterprises. It encourages new talent through...

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Next, you will probably need to increase the canvas space around the figure. This will give you plenty of space to work. Go to the Image menu and select Canvas Size and a dialogue box will appear. Here the canvas has been increased relatively, by adding 600 pixels to the width and 100 pixels to the height, The figure is currently displayed on the default Photoshop chequerboard background this indicates that you're working on an image file with a transparent background . ft Photo gt hvp flit Ml...

Further education

Graduate Fashion Week Stands

Fashion is a glamorous industry that many find attractive, resulting in much competition for places on fashion courses. Before applying, research the type of course that will suit you best. The aim of a university course is to make your training as relevant as possible to a job in the fashion industry, so the correct course choice at this stage is vital. It is no longer as simple as choosing to study fashion courses with similar-sounding titles vary considerably. Fashion design and garment...

Yuko Shimizu

Contemporary Fashion Illustration

Basically, everything I've experienced in my life, everyone whom I've encountered my family, friends, people I like or don't like these are all my inspirations, The whole experience makes me who I am, and that lets me do the work I do. Of course I have favourite artists, but they are only a small part of my inspiration. Of course. You should not work in a field you are not interested in. My work is somewhere in between Japanese woodblock prints and manga, with a western influence. Basically,...

Who Is This Book

For the purpose of this book the term fashion illustration is broad. It covers a wide range of art work created by fashion designers and fashion illustrators. Under the umbrella of fashion illustration, this book focuses on the fundamentals of fashion drawing and presentation throughout the design process. As the fashion-design student must present fashion ideas to gain employment on graduation, Fashion Illustrator explores the skills required to create an effective portfolio. Imaginative...

Museums Illustration And Costume Galleries

A number of museums offer reduced rales to students or free admission on certain days. Centra Internationale Arti e del Costume Tel 39 41 523 1680 www.palazzograssi.it Galerla del Costume Piazza Pitti 50125 Firenze Italy Located in a wing of the Palazzo Pitti Kemnatenstrasse 50 8 Munich 19 Germany Kunstbibliothek Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Matthaikirchplatz 6 10785 Berlin Germany Antwerp Fashion ModeMuseum Natlonalestraat 28 B - 2000 Antwerpen Belgium Tel 32 0 3 470 2770 Email info momu.be Mus...

Digital portfolio

Digital Fashion Portfolio

In today's technical society, you should always save your work digitally, too. Scan the contents of your portfolio at high resolution and save it onto a disk. This version of your portfolio can be sent to potential employers. You can also email work-sample files instantly if requested, making your work even more accessible. Creating a convenient digital portfolio can save you from carrying the real thing to interviews. However, always check what clients prefer, as some would rather look through...

Inventive Inspiration

Fashion Illustration Metalic

An interesting way to find inspiration for a fashion illustration is to invent a story around found objects. Try carrying out the exercise demonstrated on this page and see how your ideas differ from the illustrator's finished artwork. Start by looking carefully at the objects. Certain aspects will appeal to you more than others. You may find that a particular detail sparks off a train of ideas for a fashion illustration. The objects were chosen because they are commonly linked by age and...

Lovisa Burfitt

Lovisa Burfitt Illustrations Line Work

I collect my Inspiration in the magic meetings and moments in life that are like little film-clips. Also, I have my heroes, who I return to all the time. They include Frida Kahlo, Coco Chanel and Edith Piaf because of the heart and soul they bled into their work. I think it is very important to flee from everyday life and dream away. I like a little touch of working-class hero mixed up with glamour and decadence. Yes, indeed. I also do my own line of clothing, and I love the combination of this...

Building up a picture illustrating a figure from a magazine

Illustrating Fashion Proportions

You will need Magazine Scanner Computer Computerized embroidery program this tutorial uses Pfaff3D Creative A sewing machine this tutorial uses a Pfaff 2144 Background fabric Sewing threads As with most of these tutorials, the obvious starting point, even for embroidery, is a drawing. This simple image has been copied from a fashion magazine, It has been drawn in pencil and the lines have been kept sharp. When choosing an image for computerized embroidery, you need to be aware that all lines...

Bill Brown

Lysiane Royere Illustration

Mostly I'm inspired by people-watching. Later, when I'm sketching, I might use a hairdo, or an overbite, or a stance that I have seen. When I can't watch people, I'll draw from magazines or my own photographs. I draw my friends a lot. I also enjoy redrawing existing artwork, such as early advertising cuts or clip art, but recreating the image in my own style. I've always enjoyed working on projects that ride on a rush of creativity and have too short a shelf-life to be over-managed. That would...

Computerized Machine Embroidery

Computerized machine embroidery is almost like drawing with a digital needle instead of a pencil. The fabric is your canvas, and the needle and threads your brush and paint. You can plot your fashion illustration on a computer, transfer it to a digital embroidery program, and send the information digitally to your sewing machine. As the machine begins to sew, stitched lines appear on the fabric beneath and an instant piece of art is formed. As with any new activity, practice makes perfect. You...

Portfolio Presentation

Fashion Illustration Portfolio

Whether you are applying to study at university, or seeking employment as an illustrator, you need a portfolio a flat, portable case for presenting your artwork. Your portfolio is like a curriculum vitae showing the viewer what you are capable of achieving. Effective visual communication is vital in the fashion world and first impressions count, so your portfolio should be a powerful self-marketing tool. Portfolios range from A4 to A1 in size, but A3 42 x 29.7 cm or A2 59.4 x 42 cm types are...

Chico Hayasaki

Chico Hayasaki

What inspires you Anything and everything that enters my daily field of vision. It is when I see beautiful and interesting forms that ideas start pouring out. The harmony of line, colour and space, When I illustrate, I want each work to have different elements such as elegance, boldness, a playful spirit that merge and coexist happily and comfortably with each other. Which media and techniques do you use I use watercolour paper HP and brushes. For my line drawings I use water-based pens 0.3 and...

Alma Larroca

Fashion Technical Drawing Men

Many things can serve as sources of inspiration, according to the moment and the work to be carried out, although I believe that inspiration does not always appear naturally when I seek or need it. It is something that comes to my mind for any reason and at any time. Ideas can arise from a movie, a newspaper or from chatting with friends. Also, certain things can serve to make me begin a work places or environments such as the sea, the clear horizon, the green of mountains, some music, the...

Velvet Fabric Illustration

Fashion Illustration Velvet Fabric

Sheer fabrics are so fine that a single layer is transparent, and you can see skin tone through it. With the exception of lingerie, most garments in sheer fabrics are made up of many layers, or include undergarments. Sheers can be categorized into two groups the softer sheers, such as chiffon, voile, georgette and some laces, and the stiffer types, including organza, tulle, net and organdie. To render transparent fabrics, begin by applying skin tones to your fashion illustration. Add the colour...

Glossary

Adobe Illustrator An object-orientated or vector digital computer package. Adobe Photoshop A bitmap or raster digital computer package. Advertising The promotion through public announcements In newspapers or on the radio, television, or Internet of something such as a product, service, event, or vacancy in order to attract or increase interest in It. Avant-garde A fashion or concept that is ahead of its time. Bespoke Individual made-to-measure tailoring for men's suits, Boutique Trench word for...

Moodboard Design Theme Blue

Website Moodboard Diagram

Mood boards based on a theme of traditional blue-and-white china display images that define a classic, timeless style, with colour palettes and fabrics also represented. Below is a useful checklist of items to gather when compiling a mood board Colour samples Fabric swatches Text to include title and season First, lay out all your research material and decide which image, or images, best define the mood or theme for your design ideas. These images can be photocopies Mood boards based on a theme...

Discovering Sources Of Inspiration

Fashion Illustration Egyptian

American painter George Bellows 1882-1925 once stated, The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful. This is a tall order for the artist. With such expectations you are not alone if you feel daunted by the prospect of creating artwork, and not the only one who finds it hard to know where to begin. To help you to discover a starting point, this chapter reveals how to find inspiration, how...

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The Process Faith

2 whole image together in Photoshop. What, for you, makes a successful fashion illustration It's an image that epitomizes the spirit of the clothes it portrays, or tells a story. It can also be that it just works by showing the clothes in the best light. It is either an image that works for a fashion element a piece of cloth, shoes or an accessory that is brought out and made to look outstanding, or the opposite, an image that works with the element. In this last case, the image is a...

Louise Gardiner

I am a very observant person and I absorb what goes on around me like a sponge. I remember funny things that other people may not notice and log them in my head. They all get mixed together and appear in work quite randomly. Other than that, my inspiration is eclectic, like a large bowl of minestrone. Almost anything can inspire me, sometimes quite unexpectedly. Music is particularly important, I listen to music to suit the work I am doing. As far as other artists are...

Deanne Cheuk

Deanne Cheuk

That moment when you see something so original and striking and memorable. It's something to strive for. Yes, of course I have a clothing brand and I contribute to many others. Fashion is a large part of my life, Vou can often see trends in fashion spreading to design, and vice versa, particularly in fabric patterns, advertising, photography, etc. My illustration work is laborious and many layered, sometimes psychedelic, always involving movement and other worlds, and mostly girls...

Giovanna Cellini

Giovanna Cellini

What inspires you I can be inspired by many things-observing people and places around me, or discussing things with my friends and family can be really stimulating. I look at art, graphic design, fashion and illustration, but also children's books and interior design. Sometimes, even a small detail can be the starting point for a piece of work and trying a new technique, or some new paper, can give me the idea for a project. A frequent source of inspiration for me is nature, and especially the...

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Flat Garment Illustration

This collection line-up is shown In a clean, uncomplicated style with subtle colours and background patterns enhancing the designs. For clarity of understanding, this fashion illustration is accompanied by flat designs of the garments. The precision of the flats see next page enhances understanding of the designs and allows the illustration to be freer In style. methods of displaying a collection. The first image top presents the range in a simple but effective outfit line-up. Background...

Kareem Iliya

Kareem Iliya

Everything, but in particular the space i live in and the nature that surrounds it. Yes, in fact for many years while illustrating I was also working as a menswear designer for various companies including A X Armani Exchange, Express Men's and Banana Republic. It often gets described as ethereal. However, I think I usually aim for something graphic and yet soft and beautiful. Which media and techniques do you use Watercolours, inks, pastels, charcoal and various papers along with my Apple Mac...

Annabelle Verhoye

Japanese Fashion Illustration

So pretty, she's ugly. So ugly, she's pretty. The ambivalence and double-sidedness of beauty has been the keynote to my art. The perfection of my models is clearly artificial. They seem flawless and arouse fascination through perfection, thus idealizing and elevating attractive female figures. Beauty becomes absolute. Yes. The combination of sex appeal with luxury, elegance and romance are very attractive to me in fashion. The work of many of today's top...

Jeffrey Fulvimari

Jeffrey Fulvimari

A selection of Jeffrey Fulvimari's illustrated products. His trademark doe-eyed girls feature on, amongst other things, bags, compacts, stationery and toiletries. A selection of Jeffrey Fulvimari's illustrated products. His trademark doe-eyed girls feature on, amongst other things, bags, compacts, stationery and toiletries. I overstep gallery structures and head straight for the shopping mall, says Jeffrey Fulvimari, creator of the doe-eyed fashionable girls that grace numerous products...

Ota Koji

Marcos Chin

Various things that I touch in my daily life. All the stories that are around us it's a question of looking and feeling. To create is to make alive these small things that we catch a glimpse of in our environment. Yes. Actually, when I was in Paris, I worked for a long time for Japanese boutiques. They asked me to discover new brands, to meet stylists, etc. I realized at this time that fashion is also an art, and I keep up to date by reading the latest fashion news. Usually I paint portraits,...

Historical And Contemporary Fashion Illustration

Lysiane Roy Illustrations

Everything from my daily life television, magazines, music, people on the streets, travels, etc. I often find hints and inspirations in conversations with friends, then proceed to expand on the situational imagery. Moderately. I do admire fashionable people, but don't quite have the sensibility to apply it to my own wardrobe so I am mainly on the observing end. I don't feel that my artistic style is incredibly unique, but I do value the playful situations and subtle touch of humour in my works....

Tutorials

Illustrtor Fashion Template

The previous chapter identified the many techniques used by artists and illustrators to represent clothing and the fashion figure. We have seen traditional methods such as drawing, painting and print, alongside collage, stitch, sculpture and digital manipulation to illustrate fashion. So, how do you produce such inspired creations Where should you start with a sewing needle or a mouse This chapter explores some of the many methods recognized by contemporary illustrators and artists of the...

Virginia Johnson

Stephanie Pesakoff

Colour, texture and rhythm in nature, circular shapes, decoration in everyday uses, women with confidence, and flowers. Very much I am also a textile designer and clothing designer. Spontaneous, fun, spirited, elegant, slightly old-fashioned I always add red lipstick and nail polish . Which media and techniques do you use Watercolour. I don't plan out my drawings, but pick up a brush and start painting. I love texture and pattern so try to incorporate these. Often the distinction between my...

Fashion Illustration Hands

Foot Fashion Illustrations

Lines for the hair should flow away from the scalp and continue in the directions set by the chosen style Try not to make the hair too uniform or like a hat Rather than attempting to draw every individual hair, outline large tufts The female hairline is usually higher than the male, emphasizing the roundness of the forehead A female's hair is drawn with longer, more flowing lines than the shorter strokes of a male's hair Hair should vary in tone, having highlights and definition, rather than...

Marcos Chin

What inspires you Strangers, friends, books and stories, art, design, fashion, graffiti, music v deos, cartoons, anime, manga, superheroes, travelling, patterns, wallpaper, doilies and dolls. Yes, I have always been. I remember when I was very young, watching Fashion Television, and the designer Patrick Kelly's runway show was on. I sat there in awe of his colours and his ideas. I remember seeing garments turn into butterflies, with fabric draping and models swaying. I immediately went to my...

Fashion Illustration Info

Graham Rounthwaite's street kids show how, by the late nineties, fashion illustration began to depict real people rather than focusing solely on the perfection of fashion models. The digital age could not be more clearly outlined than by the work of Jason Brooks. His Pushca fliers became collectables, and his illustrative style Is instantly recognizable even when you only see legs and feet By the end of the twentieth century fashion illustration was no longer considered the poor relation of...

Edgardo Carosia

Edgardo Carosia Illustrations

Really, I find inspiration in everything that surrounds me. Although that sounds a clich , it is true. Working for different types of magazines and periodicals, directed to different audiences, causes me to carry out a lot of investigation of specific themes. There is so much that corresponds to fashion and aesthetics, including the radio, music, newspapers, books, movies, television, urbanism, politics, etc. But many other things nspire me similarly my friends, the friencs of my friends, their...

Stephen Campbell Fashion Illustrator

Every effort has been made to contact the copyright holders, but should there be any errors or omissions, Laurence King Publishing Ltd would be pleased to insert the appropriate acknowledgement in any subsequent printing of this publication. Illustrators, artists and photographers are listed alphabetically numbers listed refer to the pages on which the work appears. Michou Amelynck 125 c o www.agent002.com michel agent002.com Ferdinand Andri 60 left Leopold Museum, Vienna Rebecca Antonlou 7, 99...

Design Roughs And Range Building

Male Fashion Figure Templates

Fashion designers produce a series of connected ideas that are later realized in their clothing range. While garments work as part of individual outfits, they share linking elements such as colour, fabric, shape and styling so that, when viewed together, they create a cohesive collection. When a collection is shown on the catwalk it is easy to wonder how fashion designers produce so many new garments. How do their ideas get from paper to the bright lights of the fashion show, and how many...

Illustration Agents

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Colour

Primary Colour Fashion

In our daily lives we are surrounded by colour and make choices about it regularly in the way we dress, decorate our homes, even when we buy a car. I laving an eye for which colours work well together is essential for the fashion designer or illustrator, whether you are choosing a scheme for a portfolio project, planning a colour-themed collection or selecting colours for a dramatic fashion illustration. Primary colours are ones that cannot be made by mixing other colours. The three primary...

Image Inspiration

When you have found a theme that interests you, explore it further to discover your own personal artistic response. For example, look closely at the patterns, textures, shapes and colours in an image that you find appealing, then experiment by reproducing and interpreting them using a variety of media and techniques. The three images above show how simple it is to work using a theme. The starting point is a close-up photograph of freshly caught mackerel. It was selected as a source of...

Fashion illustrator

Galliano Illustration

This watercolour illustration of a Christian Lacroix ensemble was shown at David Downton's first solo exhibition, in London, in 1998, and is described by him as a happy accident, During this exhibition Downton was surprised that practically every piece sold this was one he refused to sell. Another illustration from David Downton's first solo exhibition shows a Thierry Mugler couture dress portayed in flat colours, cut paper and acetate overlay. This image became iconic, selling instantly. It is...

Anne Bourbeau

Illustrate Achievements

Objects that can be found around the house that may often be overlooked an old knitted cap, a pair of muddy wellies, an empty tea box. I am often drawn to the graphics of the banal, like the pictures you might find in old children's books, and packaging from that of gum wrappers to soda cans all things that have snuck into what we might call the visual vernacular. Are you interested in fashion I love fashion, and love seeing it in action. I find it very energizing...

Working Sketchbook

Fashion Research Sketchbook

A sketchbook is a visual notebook or diary. It is a personal response to the world and can assume many different guises, varying from being a portable scrapbook in which to collect interesting pieces of fabric or pictorial references, to a book of observational drawings and ideas. All may, one day, provide that essential spark of inspiration. A sketchbook provides you with the opportunity to practise design, drawing and illustration skills at any time and in any place. You can develop figure...

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Mats Gustafson Fashion Illustrations

Z Kiraz is a self-trained artist who emerged in the fifties. The sexy, sophisticated Lex Parisiennes j cartoon characters from his books became his -j trademark, as seen in this cover of 1953, and i he still illustrates fashion today. H Jason Brooks works digitally, yet draws from historical influences such as Kiraz to capture his infamous comic-book girls, This is a computer-generated flier for the London nightclub Pushca. z Kiraz is a self-trained artist who emerged in the fifties. The sexy,...

Stephen Campbell

The children and teenagers that I see at my day job as an art therapist at Bellevue Hospital, in New York City. Those New York City teens have amazing street style. Movies like Richardson's Mademoiselle or Godard's Weekend, Klein's Polly Maggoo or Tati's Playtime. My collections of Snoopy and Tin Tin. Travel. Photographers like Jean-Pierre Khazem and Sam Haskins. Icons like Polly Melon they live and die with the fashion Are you interested in fashion Yes, but also many other things too. Growing...

Drawing From Life

Fashion Drawing Observation Detailed

The figure has occurred throughout art history as a central theme for exploration drawing the nude figure from life has been practised in art academies for centuries. Clothing brings further challenge and diversity to drawing the figure and, from this, the art of fashion illustration has developed. If you are relatively new to figure drawing, you may feel daunted by the apparent complexity of the subject. It is a common belief that drawing the figure is the hardest artistic talent to develop....

Fashion Drawings Using Inks

Ink is an alternative medium to paint that, if used properly, can create an interesting fashion illustration. Depending on the type of ink you use, you can make a variety of marks. Waterproof ink will produce solid, hold line drawings to which washes can be added, while non-waterproof ink will disperse in water, creating marvellous patterns. Indian ink has been used for centuries and, because of its versatility, is the first choice of medium for many illustrators. You can use ink directly from...

Selling yourself

Your curriculum vitae CV is a personal marketing tool presenting qualifications, skills and attributes that demonstrate your suitability for a job. It must be accurate, interesting and up-to-date to make the best impression possible and get you noticed. Advice about the best style and layout for a curriculum vitae differs widely. Frequently asked questions include How many pages should it be Which font size should I use Should I list my interests The final decisions rest with you. Make your...

Fashiondesign Presentation

Fashion Illustration Presentation

As a fashion-design student, you are expected, on completion of a project brief, to present not only a fashion illustration but all the design work leading up to it, in a portfolio. If you have planned carefully, then the same colour palette, characters, media and so on will have been used to work through the project, building a cohesive theme for the final artwork. The four images facing page show a selection of pieccs from a design student's project brief. Immediately, it is possible to...

Lysiane De Royere

Promostyl Trend Books

In the constantly changing world of fashion, trend-forecasting companies offer a prediction service to members of the industry. Promostyl is an independent company specializing in style, design and trend research. Created in 1967, Promostyl now has a large international client base, including companies such as Adidas, Chanel, Coca Cola, L'Ordal, Orange, Swarovski, Waterman and Zara on their books. Promostyl employs fashion illustrators on a regular basis to help sell its trends. Launched in the...

Yuki Hatori

Late-night movies. Yes. It's hard not to observe unique and stylish people on the streets. I love to incorporate details and elements inspired by foreign cultures into my work, but the women I illustrate are the quintessential Japanese women modest, shy and ethereal. Which media and techniques do you use I draw by hand, then work in Photoshop on my Mac. What, for you, makes a successful fashion illustration Whether it grabs me or not. I've never really thought about what...

Matthias Frey

Michou Amelynk

All kinds of music, design history especially the seventies , people, everyday things. And Berlin it's such a vibrant city with so many contradictions. You can be in ten different parts of the city and feel like you are in ten different cities. This contrast is inspiring. There are a lot of creative people in Berlin, which, although it means stiff competition, is also Inspiring. There are just too many exhibitions to see inspiration is interdisciplinary. Yes, I'm very much interested in fashion...

Michou Amelynk

Michou Amelynk

My inspiration varies, ranging from a specific subject to images that come from reading a novel, it can be from scenes on stage, or in life, that touched me and that remain with me. For portraits, I choose relatives, famous people I like, or people with some distinctive feature. I'm not a fashion addict, but I appreciate the working part of fashion the patterns, the fabrics, the details of the realizations, the accessories, etc. Which media and techniques do you use The technique is...

Jasper Goodall

Jasper Goodall Reference

Re-contextualizing elements In things like Japanese prints, natural-history illustration, and seventies' illustration and design. Erotic illustration, particularly at the moment Aubrey Beardsley's work. Also, female beauty, sexuality and my love hate for fashion photography. Yes, I have been for some years, not really specific clothes as such, more vibes conveyed by clothes attitudes that come through certain looks. I guess I have a recurring theme of female sexuality sometimes it's about the...

Further Reading

New York, Warner Books, 1991 Gwen Diehn, The Decorated Page Journals, Scmpbooks amp Albums Made Simply Beautiful, New York, Lark Books, 2002 Alan Fletcher, The Art of Looking Sideways, London, Phaidon Press, 2001 Carolyn Genders, Sources of Inspiration, London, A amp C Black, 2002 Kay Greenlees, Creating Sketch hooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artisis Exploring the Embroiderers'Sketch book, London, Batsford, 2005 Holly Harrison, Altered Hooks. Collaborative...

Illustration Styles

Marcel Vertes Schiaparelli

Eric, cover of British Vogue, 2 September 1936. Schiaparelli's flaming red velvet hat and caracul lamb's wool scarf streaked with blue-green owe their wit and inspiration to the Surrealists with whom she was closely involved. Eric's association with Vogue lasted for many years, on both sides of the Atlantic, Fashion illustrators still contribute to advertising today. This image shows an illustrative advertising campaign for Topshop, by David Downton. Promotional postcards featuring his work...

Flats And Specification Drawings

A variety of terms are used to describe the drawing of a detailed garment specification. Flats, working or technical drawings, specs or schematics all describe the diagrammatic styles of representing an item of clothing. They are two-dimensional drawings of garment construction, showing front, back and side views with technical descriptions. They also show design details such as topstitching, trims and pockets. This style of drawing is most often used to accompany a fashion illustration, giving...

Peter Clark

Peter Clark Maps Paper Dress Book

Looking everywhere and at everything This can fire one's imagination. From a cloud to a piece of squashed chewing gum on a pavement colour next to colour or people-watching. Absolutely anything looked at with an open eye. Yes, the necessary constant changing is interesting in itself the way clothes are worn or placed on a body can set one's imagination sprinting. How different garments affect people and their behaviour is also fun. I use a comprehensive collection of found papers as my palette...

Collecting Inspirational Items

Interesting Photo Fashion Background

Artists are invariably avid collectors of what to the uninitiated eye looks like junk. Accumulating anything and everything of interest is a fascinating way to build an ideas-bank for future design or artwork. Keep everything that captures your imagination, as you never know when it might be useful in the future, Arguments about the amount of clutter you possess might occur with those who share your home, but stand your ground This clutter could one day make you a famous artist think Tracy...

Art Materials And Equipment

Pastel Painting With Coloured Papers

The range of materials and equipment available to illustrators and artists today is vast and can be a little overwhelming at times. Searching for appropriate materials in an art suppliers can feel like being surrounded by irresistible confectionery in a sweetshop. To the creative eye, everything looks tempting and the correct choice of medium is difficult to make. Finding a medium that suits your own particular method of working and your style is the best way to proceed. You should feel...

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The dance card is an interesting object. In years gone by, women used it to record the names of the men who asked them to dance. This innocent means of flirting and dating could inspire an illustration based on nostalgic romance. Almost one hundred years old, this handbag is decorated with the sort of hand embroidery that has enjoyed a revival during the recent resurgence In traditional craft techniques for fashion and interiors. 5uch embroidery could inspire decorative clothing in a fashion...

Ferdinand Andri

Egypt Female Illustration

Ferdinand Andri, Girl in a Red Divas, 1917. Oil on canvas. Ferdinand Andri, Girl in a Red Divas, 1917. Oil on canvas. Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Sonja Knips, 1898. Oil on canvas. Studying how artists convoy the qualities of particular fabrics Is a fascinating way to learn about rendering skills. These oil paintings by Andri and Klimt show differing methods of conveying the characteristics of sheer fabric when worn by a female figure,

Body Proportions Theory And Practice

Male Fashion Figure Drawing

When drawing the fashion figure, it is important to know the standard proportions of the human form, as well as hearing in mind that people vary greatly in shape and size. Clothing the body is a means of self-expression and an opportunity for creativity, so the impression created by a fashion illustration must be based on careful observations. Fashions change from culture to culture, and from decade to decade. For example, a curvaceous figure and short, wavy hair was desirable in the 1950s,...

Tina Berning

Kareem Iliya

The beauty of life, however it comes by. As a very tall person always hopeless at finding long-enough clothes I started sewing my own things very early, so I got interested in brands only very lately, actually not before my first fashion job, in 1999,1 was always interested in wearing nice things but never really followed the trends that closely. I love to have a variety. That goes from fashion spreads, through to essays on social themes to advertising jobs for car companies. Each theme...

Figure Drawing Illustrations

Show Characters Drawing Computer

Jeanne Lanvin walking dress 1914 for La Gazette hi ban ton by Pierre Brissaud, the cousin of Georges Barbier and another advocate of the pochoir style. His illustrations often contained more than one figure and depicted social scenes. Today's illustrators are also fond of showing their fashion figures In a busy environment. Marcus Chin's illustration shows a well-dressed woman at a music gig sipping a glass of wine, surrounded by other revellers. Contemporaries of the illustrators discussed...

What Is A Xerox Machine In Fashion Illustration

Fashion Illustration With Markers

Here are tubes of oil and gouache, a palette of watercolours and cans of spray paint. Watercolour and fineliner are used on a coloured paper to create this vivid, printed dress. The briqht translucency of watercolour paint is perfect for conveying the patterned fabric, with detail added using the fineliner. The face is unimportant in this fashion illustration so has been left out to place emphasis on the dress. There are all sorts of markers, including a...

Rebecca Antoniou

Rebecca Antoniou Work

When my eyes are open, anything is up for grabs. It's a very colourful world we live in. My roots are in fashion. I studied fashion design for three years and worked as a designer for seven, so really I came into illustration from a fashion perspective. Fashion, by nature, is always about the future and looking ahead, so it's natural for me, as an illustrator, to think in the same way. I'm always looking for something new, something different. From a drawing...

Vincent Bakkum

Contemporary Fashion Illustration

I'm in love with the object woman, her graphic qualities, I fall for her outlines, her bone structure, the shadows under nose and lips, the knuckles of long slender fingers, the lightfall on her calves, pitch-black, cheek-brushing eyelashes. The person behind the object leaves me uninspired. In real life, I love women for what they stand for, but in depicting them on canvas they are reduced to colourful graphic images only. The beauty of a woman to me is closely connected with the fruit, dead...

The Beginnings Of Fashion Illustration

Georges Lepape Fashion Illustrations

Throughout the centuries, artists have been inspired by costume and fabric. Fashion illustrators have depicted the latest fashions, publicizing not only the garments but their creators. As early as the mid-seventeenth century, the detailed and descriptive etchings by Wenceslaus Hollar represented the beginnings of fashion illustration. By the eighteenth century, fashion ideas began to circulate via newspapers and magazines in Europe, Russia and North America, The first engraved fashion plates...

Richard Gray

What inspires you My inspirations change constantly according to whatever is appropriate to the commission I am currently working on. However, I would say that music is very inspirational when it comes to creating a mood for work P.J. Harvey, Lamb and Patti Smith are always good to work to. The artworks of Aubrey Beardsley, Leonora Carrington and Dupas, or the beautiful illustrations of Benitot, Erte and Antonio Lopez, are very inspirational. I am lucky enough to have very creative friends who...

Templates

Fashion Templates Model Woman Figure

Sometimes making a simple copy of a figure from a photograph is the most helpful way to start a fashion illustration. You are already working with a two-dimensional image, which is easier than working directly from a three-dimensional figure. Moreover, if you do not have access to a life model at the appropriate time, drawing a figure accurately from memory is not a common skill, Most people need a source of inspiration to begin a drawing. Trace the outline of a...

Researching Themes

Fashion Illustration Themes

There is no doubt that one of the most daunting aspects of creativity for the artist is being faced with a blank page. The prospect of plucking new ideas out of thin air and arriving at an original artistic solution can be unnerving. This is why it is important to develop a knowledge base from which creative ideas can grow. Albert Einstein said that imagination is more important than knowledge. However, before most artists can begin to produce artwork from their imagination they need to...

What Is In The Book

Color Board Design For Promostyl

Enriched by case studies, example illustrations, practical exercises and tips, Fashion Illustrator covers all aspects of fashion illustration and presentation. It explores how artists find inspiration in the world around them, and how they use this inspiration in the creation of their work. Fashion Illustrator encourages readers to challenge themselves by experimenting with varied media such as collage, different drawing tools, digital enhancement and embroidery. Through this exploration, an...

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Famous Fashion Illustrators

When drawing with ink, the first aspect to consider is whether or not it is waterproof. Black waterproof Indian ink is the first choice of most illustrators as washes can be applied over a shiny line drawing, A monochrome illustration is then created using a dip pen, brush or bamboo stick, By varying your drawing tool, you can achieve a range of wonderful effects. Non-waterproof ink sinks into the paper and dries with a matt finish. Diluting it produces a wide range of lighter tones. You can...

Giorgio Armani Fashion Illustration

Fashion Illustrations

Visit as many exhibitions as possible because z you never know which one might provide valuable inspiration. If the exhibition catalogue is too costly for you, buy postcards of your favourite images. This postcard was bought at the Royal Academy of Arts, in London, during the exhibition Giorgio Armani A Retrospective. This fashion illustration has been created in a monotone palette to reflect the black-and-white photograph of a Giorgio Armani dress. The floral design of the fabric is...

Warn ihm m m m m m provides

A visually led overview of fashion drawing, presentation and illustration. Featuring practical exercises, examples and tips, the book covers all aspects of fashion illustration from the initial inspiration through to range building and technical drawing. There is comprehensive advice on how to draw the figure, on the selection of art materials, the use of colour and techniques for rendering fabrics. A series of tutorials explores different media, both traditional and digital, and a showcase...