Fleshing out templates 2 to

This section will demonstrate how to flesh out templates 2 to 7 (Fig. 5.3 to 5.8 ).

Note:

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, sideways and correct lines, improve the shapes (slim down the figure, reshape muscles), retrace until you have a fleshed out line drawing that you are happy with. At this stage you may decide you wish to elongate your fashion figure to ten heads or more by adding length to the legs.

Egypt Figure DrawingsFashion Templates Figures

Figure 5.3:Template 2 (figure matrix)

Fleshed out front facing - hands on hips, body weight very slightly more on one leg than the other

Figure 5.3:Template 2 (figure matrix)

Fleshed out front facing - hands on hips, body weight very slightly more on one leg than the other

Figure Illustration Template

Figure 5.5:Template 4 (figure matrix)

Fleshed out, front facing, high hip - body weight on load bearing leg, balance leg knee bent inwards, cute pose

Figure 5.4:Template 3 (figure matrix)

Fleshed out, front facing, high hip - body weight distributed between feet, head turned, more dramatic and exaggerated pose

Figure 5.5:Template 4 (figure matrix)

Fleshed out, front facing, high hip - body weight on load bearing leg, balance leg knee bent inwards, cute pose

Figure Illustration

Figure 5.7:Template 6 (figure matrix)

Fleshed out, side turned pose with hip thrust forward accentuating the model's supple body, the arm furthest away is foreshortened, body weight on load bearing foot in the foreground, interesting side pose

Figure 5.6:Template 5 (figure matrix)

Fleshed out, turned pose, high hip - body weight distributed between feet, angled shoulders, slightly quirky pose

Figure 5.7:Template 6 (figure matrix)

Fleshed out, side turned pose with hip thrust forward accentuating the model's supple body, the arm furthest away is foreshortened, body weight on load bearing foot in the foreground, interesting side pose

Back Figure Template

Figure 5.8:Template 7 (figure matrix)

Fleshed out, back turned figure with head in profile, an interesting asymmetrical back view

Figure 5.8:Template 7 (figure matrix)

Fleshed out, back turned figure with head in profile, an interesting asymmetrical back view

Female Design Template

The figure looks dumpy because the legs are too short -adding extra length to the legs will make the figure drawing look more elegant and stylish. Note: never draw the legs short just because there is not enough space at the bottom of the drawing paper, rather redraw using a smaller head (the guideline for the body) or use a larger sheet of paper common drawing problems

Never be afraid to experiment and make mistakes; mistakes often become the creative design solution you were looking for.

I have taken Template 3 (Fig. 5.4) as an example to illustrate a few common fashion drawing problems, Fig. 5.9 to 5.12.

The figure looks dumpy because the legs are too short -adding extra length to the legs will make the figure drawing look more elegant and stylish. Note: never draw the legs short just because there is not enough space at the bottom of the drawing paper, rather redraw using a smaller head (the guideline for the body) or use a larger sheet of paper

The figure appears to be falling over because the vertical balance line is incorrect - the weight bearing foot is not under the pit of the neck. By redrawing the leg position correctly the figure will look balanced

Fashion Template Figures

Figure 5.11 (above):

The figure looks slightly masculine and a bit like a boxer because the neck is too wide. The neck can be redrawn thinner to perfect the drawing

Figure 5.11 (above):

The figure looks slightly masculine and a bit like a boxer because the neck is too wide. The neck can be redrawn thinner to perfect the drawing

Figure 5.12( above right):

The drawing looks awkward and unbalanced, as if the figure has a hunchback - this is because the high hip and shoulder are on the same plane. The shoulders and hips should be on an opposite plane.

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