The NINE heads template

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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...

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Fashion Figures Poses

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...

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...

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,...

Designers and illustrators

Most fashion trends stem from the creative talents of designers and illustrators who use their skills to express the language of fashion to manufacturers and the media. They transfer what is seen in real life to a concise drawing on paper. But there are some distinct differences in the drawing skills that a designer and an illustrator require and these should be clarified. Fashion Designers design and sketch garments to communicate their ideas to a design team - pattern makers, sample...

Drawing fashion hands

Figure Illustration For Fashion Design

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...