Fashion Illustration/Sketching/Drawing: tools, croquis, templates, books.

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  1. mme

    mme New Member

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    I'm posting a quick sketch of some designs I made tonight... go ahead and be harsh, I can take it (I think) :lol:. No one has ever seen my sketches, so any comments will be appreciated!! I guess I should be using colour and ink, so I'm determined to get some watercolour markers and/or pencil crayons this weekend. So Prismacolours are the best? What about Pantone markers? Or should I use ink and watercolour instead?
     

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  2. BetteT

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    I just moved these posts from the Aspiring designers thread to this thread ... since the conversation had changed to critues and information about drawing.
     
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    oh ok...........
     
  4. tctra

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    I've posted these before, but anyways.

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    If i can give any advice especially if you're a newb to sketching people - draw thumbnails instead of trying to cover an A4 page, you will always have better control of what you are drawing. You can always scan it in and enlarge it. As you become more experienced, then try drawing larger.

    Secondly, don't be too precious with your sketches. You should be able to sketch faster than your brain knows what its doing. Don't worry about making sure every line is correct.

    Thirdly, if you can afford it, buy yourself a wacon tablet or equivalent. seriously, its not even the future anymore folks, its the now.
     
  5. voguelover94

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    the other day my dad told me to stop drawing on paper and start doing it all on photoshop. he even bought me a pen that connects to the computer.

    but i suck at drawing models. some of my best work started with wrapping fabric around my body.......
     
  6. ~LovelyDay~

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    Fashion Illustration Books

    May i get some recommendation on good fashion illustration book?
    At the moment
    I'm trying to decide.. :doh:
    9 Heads: A Guide to Drawing Fashion by Nancy Riegelman
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    Fashion Sketchbook by Bina Abling

    is there a better book than those ^? if anyone purchased both how different are they?

    Thank you very much
    i'm srry if this is the wrong place to post :cry:
     
  7. criticsdarling

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    I like illustrationfriday.com and illustrationmundo I think it's called. There are tips and interviews that I have found helpful. It's not all fashion related, but it still helps.
     
  8. gius

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  9. gius

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    bump *

    a review for Letraset Pro Markers
    from amazon.co.uk

    Any thoughts? :ermm:

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    &here is a neat product i found --Bienfang watercolour brush pens
    would be nice to do watercolour painting while on the road
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    michaels.com |

     
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  10. BetteT

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    Latest enhancement to tFS ... an illustration tool! Link can be found on the tFS Home Page.

    If you look to the left side, you will see uploading and downloading links, so you can also use your own personal designs and photos. Thought it might be of interest to many of you who like to draw and design.

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  11. ElectricAlyce

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    Nah, you won't get the same personal feel with a tablet and photoshop that you do with pen and paper. So if you feel better with a pen or pencil, don't scrap it because your father wants you to keep up with the times ;)

    However, Photoshop can be a great post-production tool, scan your illustrations and colour them and clean them up in photoshop. My 0,02$ anyhow.
     
  12. Olanb

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    I was always thinking the same thing, that I need to start drawing on the computer to keep up with the industry and technology

    but suprisingly (to me at least) I am working in the industry now and everything at my company is done with pen and paper! the illustrations are done on paper with markers and the flats are rendered by hand then inked with pen later.

    while it is definately worth knowing how to use computer programs for drawing (especially if that is the look and style you like) don't give up plain paper and pencil!
     
  13. ~LovelyDay~

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    ^
    indeed
    even Karl Lagerfeld draws his couture collection by hand.

    they have their pros and cons, i think it all depends on whats more comfortable for you.
    for me i prefer hand
     
  14. shotguntolove

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    i feel kind of nervous now because i've just started learning (by myself) about fashion illustration and planning to made a portfolio for my school project (very soon)...and i haven't had much practice/experience with it before!

    i really do want to use copic markers because i know they are extremely good (but very expensive!), is it worth it since i am only a beginner?
     
  15. .::teDDy::.

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    The Ultimate Fashion Book

    well guys, I'm looking for such kind of book with mainly illustration/ photos/ drafts. I wanna give it to my cousin as a gift. She might find it usefull as an inspirational foundation for her fashion studies in VN.

    You can recommend me one?
     
  16. ShuggaStiletto

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    Fashion Illustration Next by Laird Borrelli is great, we all used it in a fashion design course I took last summer. Fashion Design Drawing Course by Caroline Tatham and Julian Seaman is also good. The latter focuses on the basics of how to begin illustrating yourself, whereas the former concentrates on examples presented by theme, brand, time period, etc.

    If you're looking for a technical art book on illustration as it pertains to fashion, then 9 Heads is the way to go. The two I previously listed are much more fun to look at and more basic than the extensive 9 Heads.
     
  17. .::teDDy::.

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    oh, thanks.

    What do you guys think of these books?

    Essential Fashion Illustration by Maite Lafuente

    Fashion Now 2: v. 2 by Terry Jones

    The Fashion Book by Phaidon Press
     
  18. gius

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    Thank you

    I'll see if those books are here
    What I'd love is a book that shows you how to do textures, rendering materials...

    Back in high school I worked for a commercial who had a giant textbook called the Famous Artist course
    (I don't think you can buy it)
    and there was a section on fashion illustration
    using crayon to render a rough fabric.. like a wool knit (drawing the Vs)
    and how to create velvet and satin with gouache
     
  19. UGotMayle

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    what do you all use to color your drawings?? thanks
     
  20. gius

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    it's all in this thread ^.. just check through the pages ...
     

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