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Sketch Body Fashion Mens

The photograph ol the model shows the desired position for this men's fashion drawing, care having been taken to show Ihe direction from which the light is coming.

1 This preliminary rough sketch ' is made to establish the proportions and movement of the model.

Q Observe, in Ihis finished sketch, how the important accents ol both figure and merchandise are dearly indicated and how, with the aid of a few simple tones of wash, yog con get much more contrast in both figure and merchandise than there is in the photograph. Note how the various tonal qualities in the photograph are either eliminated or greatfy simplified in the fashion drawing.

Men's fashions

Men's fashions, unlike women's, have gone through few changes in recent years. The few styles of men's clothing have been stable and there have been few design changes. However, there have been changes in fabrics, and many new weaves and synthetic fabrics for men's clothing have been introduced. You will find many more changes in men's accessories than in their clothing. Despite this, there is still a steady demand for men's fashion figures.

The same principles of promotion which apply to women's fashions also apply to men's. The promotion of merchandise has a most important bearing on fashion art, and the method by which a single garment is promoted offers a wide range of fashion illustration, depending upon how many meihods arc employed, lb sell a single garment from the lime it is raw material uiiLil it reaches the consumer may involve promoting the fabric by the mill, promoting the design of the garment, manufacturer's promotion for direct mail, magazines, house organs, trade papers and trade catalogues, and retailer's promotion through house organs, newspaper and magazine advertising and by direct mail.

For each phase of any one of these forms of promotion, one or more fashion drawings will be needed. The loose, free men's fashion drawing is usually used in men's high class fashion magazines. A more detailed drawing may be demanded by retail stores, both for newspaper and magazine advertisements. Then a highly finished detailed drawing is generally used by mail order houses and clothing chain stores. So train yourself to draw and render all three types of drawings because you will then be equipped to handle any fashion job that comes your way.

In drawing men's fashions, remember that the man should always seem proud and happy to be wearing the clothes in which he appears. The man usually appears to be a person of wealth or executive ability. Often he is gay and smiling but always he appears comfortable in the clothes he is wearing.

The fashion drawings at the left illustrate the simplicity used in rendering a men's fashion drawing. The detail of the shape of the garment is accented by crisp, direct lines. Washes are kept Hat and simple as are the accents for shadows of the drapes. In drawing men's figures, only three or four Loncs from black to while are necessary. If more are used, the garment tends to lose its "freshness."

The photograph ol the model shows the desired position for this men's fashion drawing, care having been taken to show Ihe direction from which the light is coming.

*\ The next step is to search ' for more detail and to carefully determine the areas of light and shadow. It is at this stage that you must be careful to indicate Ihe important details to be emphajlied plus the facial expression.

1 This preliminary rough sketch ' is made to establish the proportions and movement of the model.

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