Fashion Design Drawing Course

ISBN-10: 0764124730

ISBN-13: 9780764124730

Edition: 2003

List price: $23.95
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A superb reference book and an ideal instructional textbook for classroom use, this beautifully illustrated guide is organized into units that reflect required courses at leading design colleges. Twenty step-by-step exercises cover methods of finding inspiration, developing observation techniques, and creating fashion drawings in both color and black-and-white media. Separate sections are devoted to getting started and understanding figure proportions, planning and designing garments, and creating and assessing flat specification drawings. The book also features cross-references to its various art instruction techniques, a designers glossary, and a helpful index. This book guides students through their first steps in fashion illustration, covering everything that is presented in the best college-level courses. It makes a fine starting point for all students of fashion, introducing them to fashion drawing as a first step toward a career as a creative costumier. More than 250 illustrations in color and black and white.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Caroline Tatham has extensive experience in London's fashion industry and is currently on the faculty at the renowned Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design in London.

Julian Seaman is a respected print designer and the author of several best-selling books on fashion. He is currently visiting tutor at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design in London.

How to use this book
Assessing your work
Finding Inspiration
Inspiration file: Where to start
Visiting a museum
Investigating architecture
Inspiration file: A fresh look at the familiar
Mood boards
The traditions of India
Fine art and graphics
Inspiration file: Small details, big ideas
Designing fabric ideas
Starting with embroidery
Illustrating Fashion
Inspiration file: The human body in proportion
An exercise in figure drawing
Inspiration file: Experiments with media
Drawing from life
Exploring collage
Drawing from your wardrobe
Not just pencil
Inspiration file: Laying out your page
Illustrating bold print
Planning and Designing
Inspiration file: Creating a cohesive collection
Learn to love your roughs
Planning a range
Inspiration file: Designing to a brief
Customer focus
Occasions, seasons, budgets
Inspiration file: Color and fabric
Color palettes
Structuring fabric
Communicating Your Vision
Inspiration file: Clarity and communication
Working drawings
Real garments for your portfolio
Inspiration file: Presenting your work
Practicalities of presentation
Choosing a presentation style
Presenting with flair
Fashion resources
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