Body Proportions Theory And Practice

Body Proportions Pose Variations Male

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...