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30-12-2005
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Ahhhhh thanks for posting this thread. I can't draw AT ALL!

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26-01-2006
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fashion drawing how to?
hi i have begun to teach myself to draw fashion images, im not the worst artist in the world but far from great , i have bought a few books on illustrating fashion which are quite good but do not explain everything please culd someone tell me:

after learning about proportion and the fashion plate do people still draw outlines of figures and then draw the clothes on? or is the figure drawing just to get you used to it?

do you draw the clothes sraight away? kind of the same question but i cant think of how to put it.

anyhelp would be great thanks.

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18-02-2006
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i would suggest just drawing, a lot, and your own personal style will develop. I had the same situation, just experimenting and playing around, drawing and it finally came.

of course a figure drawing class helps as well.

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whenever I do my fashion sketches they usually end up looking semi-cartoonish. (I use to do manga art), but if your going to do all digital sketches I would invest in a tablet for your computer, I bought one, I still like traditionally drawing over it though.

Sometimes if its a quick sketch I'll only draw the clothing it self though.

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/156...lance&n=283155

this book should be coming out later in the year ... i think july...saw an early copy...it's amazing. it has a real-time instruction cd/dvd as well...

it's all you need for everything fashion illustration...it even has how to have your own website and such...

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Mutterlein & Annabel: Thanks for the advice and link to the upcoming guide respectively.

When it comes to drawing, I have my good days and really bad days. There would be a period of time where I'm drawing fashion sketches really well (in my opinion) and then other days where I'm just not nailing down the proportions or the pose. I've got numerous fashion sketching books but a video instruction might set me in the right track.

Sometimes I psych myself out by drawing too many croquis and then I can't think straight on how the clothing should hang. Sounds weird but I'm still working on it.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by annabel_lee
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/156...lance&n=283155

this book should be coming out later in the year ... i think july...saw an early copy...it's amazing. it has a real-time instruction cd/dvd as well...

it's all you need for everything fashion illustration...it even has how to have your own website and such...
Thanks for the heads up! It sounds cool, but is only fashion illustrating on the computer?

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haha..your sketches arent bad..they are pretty good XD
and there arent such things like perfect sketch..@_@
but i guess what makes a drawing better than the other is the proportion and the style(which is bias towards the person looking at it)

lots of pratice..


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Need Sketch Help
I'm the type of Designer that doesn't like sketches much because they take a long time to do and are hard to do. It's not that I can't draw it's just its hard for me to draw the female/male bases (Body). I find it easy if someone can share their bases with me so that it can help me in my sketches. I would like a bit of detail without being pornographic. Lol. Please help. Thank You.

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Try googling "croquis"

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Hi! I don't think that there's any general rule to that. Do what works out best. Also there are so many styles and techniques which you can use that all have different approaches. You could even draw something completely different than clothes or models to suggest your ideas.

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Well in terms of layout sheets....sheets of garment designs; for each project I will style some fashion figures to 'fit' the look I"m going for...and all of them will have no clothes...then I'll put a sheet of layout over the top and draw as if I was drawing straight onto them....clothes first and then I draw over the hands feet/legs faces...so that you don't have the messy rubbed out body outline.

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my tutors (howard tanguy and julie verhoeven -w00t name dropping rules!) recomended that we use no smaller than a2 size paper i think it was something like 8b pencil (does that make sense) they also really like us to use messy media - oh and dont spend too much time on one pose

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^Wow, having such people as teachers sounds really cool. I would so like to meet Julie Verhoeven and ask a few things about drawing In which school do you study?

Anyway, the topic is a bit out of my area because I try rather illustrating the general "feel" of current fashion seasons like colours, forms, patterns and so..

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I would listen to VICTIM, he's been very helpful to me, and made me tried new media

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