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DRAWING PANTS


  Step 1) Draw in the waistband as two parallel lines. Think of it as two ellipses usually sloping up or down.   Step 2)  Draw the silhouette of the hips and pelvis area. Lightly draw in seam and princess lines.   Step 3) Draw in the inside edge of the support leg from the crotch to the ankle. This…

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INTERVIEW WITH GRACE HAYNES


Meet talented and inspiring illustrator, Grace Haynes! Los Angeles/ Website/ Instagram     1.) What are some of your favorite places? My favorite places are anywhere with nature and good people, museums and art galleries even though I don’t go as often as I could. I also love places that have great culture and authenticity, and that could be anything from the…

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BEST WEDDING DRESS CONTEST WINNER…


Congratulations to Margherita Paci!!!!     “Here is my drawing called the “Greek Wedding Dress”. I was inspired by ancient Greece, the draped dresses, light, and elegant. I embellished it with some golden details, such as straps and a belt. I always liked Vionnet style, which was inspired by the Hellenic world, in fact, her clothes were characterized by soft shapes and…

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LEARN HOW TO DRAW


  Fashion is an inspiring and multi-faceted arena for creativity today. There is an enormous variety and inspiration. Choose your favorite designer from a fashion site or fashion magazine.  You can trace their drawing and reduce the silhouette by a quarter inch.  Slimming down the head and elongating the legs helps to create a croquis.  To create a three dimensional…

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INTERVIEW WITH ALY FLORES


Meet talented young fashion illustrator, Aly Flores! Los Angeles/ Instagram 1.) What is something you learned, saw, or heard recently that you would like to share with our readers? Everything happens for a reason, you are in your current situation because it was meant to be. At the same time we are all in control of our destiny’s, don’t sweat the…

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JOHN BALDESSARI’S GIACOMETTI VARIATIONS


John Baldessari’s Giacometti Variations installation were featured at the Prada Foundation in Milan, Italy. This series of sculptures depict “variations” of the work of Alberto Giacometti. The figures stand fifteen feet tall made of steel and resin sprayed with bronze adorned in garments designed by Baldessari.   Above photos by Roberto Marossi  

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SHADING OF GEOMETRIC FORMS


Many of the three-dimensional forms of both the human figure and the clothes it wears (which mostly take the shape of the different parts of the figure) are similar to simple geometric forms, such as spheres, cubes, or cylinders. To understand the principles of shading, it is helpful to examine how these forms are shaded when drawn on paper to…

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DRAWING STEP BY STEP


    Step 1) Draw the outline of the garment and make sure that each garment appears to be layered and bends to the body underneath. Otherwise the clothes will not appear to fit on the figure. Try not to overdo the garment with too many folds, as that will make it look unnatural and bulky. Next, add a base color…

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HOW TO DRAW LIPS AT A THREE QUARTER VIEW


DRAWING A SIDE VIEW OF THE MOUTH STEP 1) Draw a triangle. STEP 2) Cut the triangle in half by drawing a line through the middle. STEP 3) Round the tips like ice cream cones. Note the lower lip is usually slightly recessed behind the upper lip. STEP 4) Add shading. The line in the middle where the lips meet…

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MARKET TO MARKET


Silhouette is the outline/contour of the garment and it is a crucial element in creating a fashion look.   The sweater is bulky and creates a fuller silhouette. Note that a sweater is drawn so the body is not revealed under the garment. The silhouette is much wider than the figure.   The jacket is tailored and could be in…

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