How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Front Row / Careers, Education & the Business of Fashion
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
30-06-2006
  121
Fat Karl
 
dior_couture1245's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NY
Gender: homme
Posts: 6,648
When I sketch, I like to elongate the neck and legs. I also like to give the legs an S like curve. The key, I find, is keeping the sketch simple and...flow-y? Try looking at some Victoria's Secret pictures of models standing up to see the shape of a model's body, then just adjust to fit your taste. Once you've gotten the body down, draw it in pen. I do this so I can trace this body for when I designing mulitple outfits. Once you've traced the body, just lightly sketch the clothes on top. AND...squint a lot, you'll be amazed at how different your drawings will look when you squint. You'll see mistakes that you hadn't before.


Last edited by dior_couture1245; 30-06-2006 at 11:14 AM.
  Reply With Quote
 
30-06-2006
  122
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ft. Lauderdale
Gender: homme
Posts: 15,925
thanks for that dior couture, i love your illustrations ALWAYS, the necks always look so chic and gorgeous and you always manage to make such a fantastic piece with felt tips! amazing! i remembered that i thought the illustration in your avatar was by that famous illustrator who did a similar one...but i cant think of his name right now david grey...think think think!

  Reply With Quote
30-06-2006
  123
Fat Karl
 
dior_couture1245's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NY
Gender: homme
Posts: 6,648
Well...all I have are felt tips, so I just use what I've got, I guess! But I've been using colored pencils recently because I've been trying to ad more details than usual...I posted some new illustrations in the desginer sketches thread.

  Reply With Quote
30-11-2006
  124
windowshopping
 
PlasticGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 32
Practice really makes perfect, i realise that the pictures i did in my first year look NOTHING like the ones i do now, from project to project your technique improves.


__________________
www.fashion-templates.com
  Reply With Quote
30-11-2006
  125
windowshopping
 
PlasticGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 32
Not much response here, so i'll help. Go here. There are also some free things to download, the nine heads template, and also technical drawing template.
Also try metrofashion.com

__________________
www.fashion-templates.com
  Reply With Quote
30-11-2006
  126
windowshopping
 
DrkShadowSonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: ohio
Gender: homme
Posts: 6
i defetnly agree with that. man. my drawings have improved so much since last year and i've only been doing it one year.
before i had to trace a body cuz i couldn't even draw a body. now i'm drawing bodys easy. makes my sketches so much better =]

  Reply With Quote
13-06-2007
  127
windowshopping
 
shop_gal567's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 31
Croquis!
Hi, I've been looking online for croquis, but haven't found any good ones that are for fashion. Please list any good books you know, I have the Bina Abling series, or websites!

__________________
"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury."

-"Coco" Chanel
  Reply With Quote
17-06-2007
  128
fashion icon
 
MUXU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: LDN
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,060
i know im not helping much in terms of what you are looking for. but i just want to say, maybe you should try and draw your own croquis. it will help you alot with drawing the clothes because you get a sense of how the body curves.

  Reply With Quote
29-12-2007
  129
front row
 
Allure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Spain
Gender: femme
Posts: 271
I am self-taught drawer, and I've been sketching for one year so far. This is some of my work -it's not coloured because I haven't found any pencils I like. Any recommendations are appreciated-.









__________________
www.allure-allure.blogspot.com

Last edited by Allure; 29-12-2007 at 08:02 PM.
  Reply With Quote
29-12-2007
  130
trendsetter
 
Bella_Lass334's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,016
wow, great job sketching! especially for someone self taught. I would recommend drawing shoes to get a better sense of the outfit, and drawing the backs of the sketch as well, perhaps with an interesting detail on the back? other than that, keep em coming! ^.^

__________________
"There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be."
  Reply With Quote
30-12-2007
  131
fashion elite
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,729
WOW ur just like me!!! i taught myself how 2 draw too!!! But sadly im not as good as you.

__________________
Blogger+Designer
Born in 1994, Chic since 1994
  Reply With Quote
30-12-2007
  132
front row
 
Allure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Spain
Gender: femme
Posts: 271
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bella_Lass334 View Post
wow, great job sketching! especially for someone self taught. I would recommend drawing shoes to get a better sense of the outfit, and drawing the backs of the sketch as well, perhaps with an interesting detail on the back? other than that, keep em coming! ^.^
I find it mostly impossible to draw shoes on the model . If you click on the second sketch, you'll see I draw an uncovered back (barely perceptible due to the lack of colour).

Thanks for your nice comments.

__________________
www.allure-allure.blogspot.com
  Reply With Quote
30-12-2007
  133
front row
 
Mota3089's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York City
Gender: homme
Posts: 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allure View Post
I am self-taught drawer, and I've been sketching for one year so far. This is some of my work -it's not coloured because I haven't found any pencils I like. Any recommendations are appreciated-.
*please remember to not quote pictures*
to save bandwidth

For a self taught drawer, your really good. I love that Shirtdress.


Last edited by gius; 30-12-2007 at 02:20 PM. Reason: please see tFS Guidelines for more info
  Reply With Quote
30-12-2007
  134
front row
 
Mota3089's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York City
Gender: homme
Posts: 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by emi25 View Post
^^^That kind of drawings are kind of useless...I's important to understand the clothes, how they are made, the faces does not matter, it's even better if you don't draw them...try to make some outlines in black, be a bit more concrete...If you want to draw clothes, concentrate on the ideas...

Just some advice..,

Seam Detail is also very Important. You want to demonstrate that you have the knowledge of garment Construction.

  Reply With Quote
30-12-2007
  135
front row
 
superbeautiful's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: D.C
Gender: femme
Posts: 338
Allure your drawings are good, especially since your mainly self-taught. Some advice would be to work on your head. A professer had a very rough critique on me with my figures and told me not to leave them headless like I had done so many times before since they were quick sketches.
Another would be to work on feet. The feet in the fashion figure are pretty big. A book I would recommend is 9 heads.
And last but not least, PRACTICE, all the time. Do a hundred sketches a day if you have to. Copy poses from magazine. Once you have the figure down, work on the clothes, and the way that they drape around the body. Beginner sketchers usually start with the basic clothes, but as you get more experienced you'll get more inspired to draw beautiful clothes on beautiful figures.
If I have time, i'll try to post some on my sketches. but keep it up!

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
books, croquis, fashion, illustration or sketching or drawing, templates, tools
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. 2014 All rights reserved.