Art kit

A poor tradesman always blames his tools, but if you buy the following art kit, you may have to find another excuse Although you only need a pencil and paper to learn the principles of fashion drawing, I recommend that you begin by purchasing art media from the Starter Kit, which is the fundamental artist's tool kit. This starter kit gives you sufficient art media to work through all the exercises in this book. At the beginning of each chapter there is an art box which is taken from the starter...

Fleshing

FashionTH Uiieve an impression of refl Ke every small detail as the c Hys. The objective is to capt Kll look, with no unnecessj Ktering the drawings. For designers like John Gall Krators such as Jason Brook Hng clean, simple lines. Fleshing Jut or roiinding out are terms used for HKody shape to a figure drawin Hxillowing exercises will demon row to flesh out your oval and trianssB matrix templates, 1 to 7, from the prew iapter. Each template is overlaid wii Ki-transparent paper and used as...

Drawing skills

Fashion Illustration Drawing Templates

Fashion drawing is a practical skill that needs practise to master your hand-to-eye co-ordination. A skill may be defined as an ability or aptitude to perform something well. Just like learning to play the piano or learning to dance, fashion drawing skills need to be learnt and practised over and over again until they become second nature. The drawing skills continuum Fig. 1.1 outlines a range of potential abilities from the novice who has paper fright to the artist with natural drawing flair....

Hands

Female fashion hands are presented as slender, elegant and understated. An outstretched hand is approximately 0.75 of a head depth a common mistake is to draw them too small see Chapter 4, To help you familiarise yourself with the shape and 'bendy bits' of the hand fingers, knuckles and finger joints, complete the following exercises. a. Fig 6.9a Place your hand flat on the drawing paper and, using a fine liner Draw around your hand beginning and ending at your wrist. Draw sweeping curved lines...

Sketch book

Figure Drawing Template Egyptian

Fashion design sketch book, also called, fashion journal, fashion diary, work book and croquis sketch book, are internationally recognised names for drawing books used for sketching ideas and designs. Sketch books are your visual reference data base and a valuable source of information for your design projects. Sketch everyday, and become a doer, not just a doodler. Always have a sketch pad and a camera handy, make notes, quick sketches and take plenty of photographs. Put pen to paper and cure...

Colouring media

Costume Illustration Figure Proprtion

Brush felt marker Water based markers, e.g. Tombo, produce a wash effect when used with water. Marker blender Use for blending the colour to prevent streaks, use immediately before the colour dries on the paper. Gouache Available in tubes, can be used opaque or, with more water added, to look like watercolour, colours change as they dry, good for flat areas of colour but not easy to use for colour blending techniques. Acrylics Use as a thin watercolour wash or use less diluted and thicker,...

Resource folders

Design resource folders, also called, cutting files, clipping files, swipe files, picture files and personality files, are internationally recognised names for folders collating all visual references. These visuals, used in conjunction with sketch books, are sources of inspiration for design development through to presentation. Collect Postcards - reproductions of paintings, textiles, architecture. Research and gather information from The arts - theatre, opera, film, music, dance, ballet -...

Faces andsfeet

Full Figure Fashion Magazine

The aim of a fashion drawing is to capture the design of a garment khd the overall look of the fashion figure of which, facial features and hair styles play a major part m projecting the fashion image. Just a few simple lin s can portray a great deal about the sex, age, ethnic origin, character and mood of the fashion figure. Drawing the face, hands and feet will giwthe fashioh figures a professional look. All fnese feature's are sketched using understated lines so that they do not dominate a...

Concluding comments

Brigandines

The fashion figure is best drawn from the head down - this is your measuring tool to proportion the rest of the body. Redraw as many times as necessary, continually improving your latest sketch. In the next chapter we will look at drawing the face, hands and feet. Once these techniques are applied to your fleshed out templates 2 to 7, a more complete and professional look will be achieved.

Fleshing out template

Fleshing Human Figure

This exercise demonstrates how to flesh out your basic oval and triangle figure, template 1 figure matrix , that was drawn in Chapter 4. As you flesh out your template, bear in mind the eleven body parts that you drew in the previous section. 1. Overlay your template with semi-transparent paper. 2. Using a fine liner, smoothly trace over your oval and triangle template 1, page 27 , as you flesh out the body shape. 3. Work from top to bottom, and side to side as you draw, e.g. one shoulder then...

Useful items

Sketch Drawings Computers Printer

Light box Use for tracing a sketch onto the drawing paper aides transparency , commercial and portable light boxes are available see photo above . Or make your own using books to support a piece of acrylic, and a powerful light underneath. Cutting mat Provides an excellent cutting surface and ensures the knife cuts cleanly through paper or board while protecting the surface underneath. Digital Camera Photograph ideas for resource files, photograph your own work to keep as a backup, use images...

Fashion

Drawing Techniques to Portfolio Presentation Fashion Artist guides you through key fashion drawing and design techniques. Starting with basic figure templates, you quickly progress to produce visually exciting and creative illustrations, which are developed into dynamic presentations and your design portfolio - the passport to your career. Through text, self-explanatory drawings, photographs of the fashion model, together with artwork from international designers and illustrators, this book...

Extras and optional

Fashion Fine Figure Fabric

Eraser Plastic for graphite putty erasers for charcoal and pastels to lighten and blend. Fixative Spray Fixes charcoal and pastel drawings preventing the dust spreading and smudging the paper. Full-length mirror Use to observe the balance of your body and poses especially useful in the Oval and Triangle Technique chapter. Knife scalpel With break-off blades to release a sharp, new edge - cuts paper, card and mounting board, sharpens pencils. Masking tape and drawing board clips Holds paper in...

Faces hands and feet

Fashion Illustration Face Template

These features can be drawn using various line thickness, and even just an impression of a line to produce an array of different expressions, styles and characters. Observe the line work and shading techniques these artists have used to express the fashion face, hands and feet. Fashion faces, hands and feet illustrated by top left to right Foschini, Alissa, Anne Rees, below Alissa Stytsenko-Berdnik. Note the different line effects and shading techniques to produce these stylised features

The face

Symmetrical Face Front And Side

Drawing the face can be a daunting prospect for the novice - one small line in the wrong place could ruin the artwork. Fortunately, there are a number of easy solutions to this problem, as demonstrated in the following exercises. Just as you used guidelines, basic shapes and templates to draw the fashion body, so a similar approach can be used when drawing the face. This chapter will take you progressively though the techniques used to draw the face from the front view, turned perspective and...

Filing your visuals

Drawing Figures

For an organised, quick retrieval method, consider subdividing your resource folders into the following The figure - female, male, children - as references for figure drawing and poses. Clothing - dresses, skirts, shirts, tops, trousers, jackets, day casual wear, sportswear, evening wear. Fabric and trims - fabric designs, textures, prints, lace edging, buttons, braids. Colour - good colour stories, interesting mixes and concepts. Historical clothing - era or period. Costume design -...

Drawing fashion hands

Drawing Hands Outstretched

These photographs show some of the most popular hand positions for fashion design. Hands may be partly hidden, for example, in trouser pockets, or by the sides of the body - knowing these techniques is especially useful when learning to draw. Practise sketching hands by following the drawn examples Fig. 6.11 to 6.15. The model's right hand is partly hidden, her left hand fingers are grouped together and bent The model's right hand is partly hidden, her left hand fingers are grouped together and...

Eleven body parts

Basic Body Parts

The fashion figure drawing can be broken down into eleven basic body parts Fig. 5.1 . Draw these body parts to familiarise yourself with the components of the figure as it will help you flesh out your oval and triangle templates. 3. Shoulders Smooth wedge or coat hanger shape 4. Upper torso Like a tapered box from the underarm positions to a small waist 5. Lower torso Shorter tapered box narrower at the waist to slightly wider at the low hips to the top of the thighs. 6. Thigh to knee A tapered...

The NINE heads template

Movements The Two Legged Figure

The nine heads template is a front facing, symmetrical fashion figure, measured in head lengths and widths, and drawn as ovals and triangles. The Nine Heads template is a simple starting point for drawing all fashion poses. It will be used here as a guideline for body proportions, drawing exercise Roughly divide the drawing paper into nine head lengths as follows Fig. 4.3 and 4.4 a. Draw ten, evenly spaced horizontal lines. Each division represents one head length. c. Draw the intermediate...

Fleshing out templates 2 to

Fashion Templates Figures

This section will demonstrate how to flesh out templates 2 to 7 Fig. 5.3 to 5.8 . Figures 5.3 to 5.8 show a fleshed out body line over the oval and triangle templates which are indicated as dotted lines. Your drawing does not have to be an exact copy of mine - your personal style will be developing as you work through the exercises. All measurements and shapes are guidelines - they do not have to be strictly adhered to. Adjust your drawing as many times as necessary move the paper up, down,...

Face profile

Face Profile

With the view of the head in profile, the drawing guidelines remain the same but the shapes of the features are distinctly different Fig. 6.7 . Draw the profile view of the face following the instructions below and the point-by-point example opposite Fig 6.8 . a. Head and guidelines Draw an egg shaped head and the guidelines as before Fig 6.3a . Draw a rectangle around the head. The left side of the rectangle will become the C F line front, and the right side will become the centre back line C...

Face turned

Template Face Features Eyes Mouth Nose

As the head turns, the C F line of the face turns with it and the outline of the face and the features no longer appear symmetrical Fig. 6.4 and 6.5 . The far cheekbone becomes more defined, and the features that are further away look slightly smaller than those closer. To help you understand this perspective study your own face in the mirror. drawing the face turned or 3 4 perspective Draw the turned view of the face following the instructions below and the point-by-point example opposite Fig...

Popular fashion poses

Fashion Poses Templates

As the styling details of most garments are on the front, the preferred poses to display the clothing are forward facing or slightly turned, Fig. 4.13 to 4.19 . Therefore, side profile and back views are not drawn as frequently unless required. Back views are more commonly drawn when designing wedding or evening garments as the back is often highly styled Fig. 4.20 to 4.22 . The key to fashion drawing is to start by perfecting a number of standard poses as outlined in the Figure Matrix page 13...

Getting started

Fashion has become a global phenomena from catwalk to street it touches almost everyone all over the world. Television, newspapers, magazines and films constantly keep us up t date with the latest fashion trends and fads. The fashion industry employs millions of people, not just fashion designers but also illustrators, journalists, editors, photographers, models, stylists, hairdressers, manufacturers, sales and marketing, and not forgetting education. Clothing has long passed being just a basic...

Paper Figure To Fashion

Sarah Beetson Shoes

I encourage students initially to draw their fashion figures on A3 14x17 inch paper. This scale of work stimulates confidence and creativity. When drawing from life it is best to draw on even larger sheets of paper to gain more freedom of expression - use at least A2 18x24 inch paper. Semi-transparent paper bank layout pad A3 14x17 inch , 80 gsm-great for sketching and tracing, but not suitable for final artwork because it is too light in weight and will not take a lot of colouring media...

Costume design 150

Layouts Designs For Fashion Croquis

Costume designers -151, costume design gallery -152, illustration styles -154, research -155 what is a design portfolio -157, choosing a portfolio -157, portfolio contents and layout -158, target your portfolio -160, layout format -162, design journal croquis sketchbook -162, backing-up your portfolio -162 glossary -164 further reading -168 index-170 books by burke publishing-174 glossary -164 further reading -168 index-170 books by burke publishing-174 Many of us dream about becoming a famous...

How to use the book

Fashion Artist will teach you how to draw and present fashion figures and designs, and give you an insight into how your drawing skills can be applied in the world of fashion. The chapters have been set out in a logical learning sequence to guide you through the fashion drawing techniques, along with self-explanatory worked examples. Chapters 2 and 3 Discuss the art kit and sketch book which are the tools of the trade. The starter art kit is a fundamental artist's tool kit which can be...

Second edition

Made From Miranda Cameras

Email sandra burkepublishing.com website www. fashionbooks.info , website www.burkepublishing.com Fashion Artist - Drawing Techniques to Portfolio Presentation 2nd Edition Burke, Sandra ISBN 0-958 2391-7-7 Email sandra burkepublishing.com Website www.fashionbooks.info Website www.burkepublishing.com Instructors Manual www.knowledgezone.net Sandra Burke Simon Larkin Lynnette Cook Everbest, China Production Notes Page size A4, 210 x 297 mm , text Palatino Linotype, Myriad and AvantGarde Md BT....