What Fashion Artist needs to know in regards of Fashion Illustration? You must understand concepts of figure proportions, angles and guidelines Have flexibility in drawing the figure and figure parts Be sensitive to the diversity of a line, shape, color, texture and motion Open mind to change, grow, experiment and work hard Carry technical knowledge of anatomy, clothing construction, details and styling Knowledge of Fashion – historical and contemporary, trends Ability to visualize, having passion and common sense to reality with no limits but change. Steven Stepelmen. Illustrating Fashion Concept to Creation. ISBN: New York Fairchild Publications
Fashion Figure versus Real Life Figure Fashion Figure measures in 8, 9 and 10 Heads. Fashion Figure is slim, elongated and simplified in Illustration. How to draw a figure demo oGMEPoxuQ&feature=related oGMEPoxuQ&feature=related
10 HEAD FASHION FIGURE MAP WATCH THE VIDEOS AND DEMOS WHAT IS THE CROQUE? FRONT FASHION CROQUE MAP BACK FASHION CROQUE MAP
10 HEAD FASHION FIGURE EXERCISE Create a croque of 10 Head Fashion Figure by following the map of 10 heads: Mark off figure proportions with horizontal and vertical lines (10 heads) Establish pit of neck, balance line and axial line (S curved line if need it). Using geometric shapes, establish the figure gesture. For example, put the rib cage as a box with the shoulder line at a slight angle. Next draw pelvis box, dipping at an angle in the opposite direction. Place weight-carrying foot and leg directly under the pit of the neck. Sketch free leg with the knee bent. USE THIS MAP FOR THE WORKING SESSION EXERICISE
10 HEAD FASHION FIGURE EXERCISE Create a croque of 10 Head Fashion Figure by following the map of 10 heads:
BALANCE LINE, GUIDELINES A CROQUE SHOULD CORRESPOND TO THE STYLE LINES OF THE GARMENT. BALANCE LINE IS THE IMAGINARY STRAIGHT LINE THAT DROPS FROM THE PIT OF THE NECK TO THE GROUND. IT NEVER BENDS. IN AN EXERCISE, ANALYZE THE BALANCE LINES IN PHOTOGRAPHS FROM FASHION MAGAZINES. WITH A MARKER, INDICATE THE BALANCE LINES IN COLOR, INDICATE THE HIGH HIPS AND SUPPORTING LEGS AND STYLE LINES IN COLOR AS WELL.
GESTURE- MOVEMENT OR ACTION LINE FASHION FIGURE NEEDS TO HAVE A FLOW AND MOVEMENT, WITH CAPTURED MOVEMENT, ACTION OR ESSENCE. STUDY THE MOVEMENT, GESTURED LINES, AND S CURVE OF THE BODY LINE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MAGAZINES. IN WHAT YOU THINK THE DIRECTION OR GESTURE OF THE FIGURE MIGH BE? S CURVE IS THE ONE OF THE MOST CLASSIC AND FASHIONALBLE GESTURES OR POSES. FIND IT IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, REGISTER WITH THE MARKER. Fashion croque with S curve line ed&playnext=1&list=SP8EB22B8CC109070B ed&playnext=1&list=SP8EB22B8CC109070B
10 HEAD FASHION FIGURE EXERCISE After trying several versions of this exercise, do some small, quick sketches of action lines to get the feeling of different poses. Leave out the outline and details of the figure, using as few lines as possible. These practice drawings are done as following: Draw the axial line in a curve and indicate the pit of the neck. Add oval for a head, with neck indicated by a single line. Indicate arms and legs with single lines, adding simplified hands and feet as well. Try many poses and see how animated these jottings can become. Try a line like the letters S. Make it large and work out a pose within that shape. The S line always makes a beautiful and graceful poses.
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