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DRAWING THE FULL S CURVE FIGURE


Here are a few steps from 9 Heads: A Guide to Drawing Fashion on how to draw the full S-curve figure. A number of books by Nancy Riegelman, including 9 Heads are available in our shop here.   1.) Draw in the head, neck and upper torso, including the bust, ribcage and upper arms extending to waist level at 3. Lightly draw in the…

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SKIRTS


GORED SKIRTS/GODETS Gores are shaped sections of fabric that allow the waist of a skirt to be shaped without the use of tucks or gathers. The number of gores used to make up the skirt can range from four to over twenty. The shape of the gores at the hem can be varied to create different hemline silhouettes. Godets are…

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FUR


Fur is used extensively in garments, both in the main body of the garment (coats and jackets) and in trims for collars, cuffs, and hems. It is also often used in accessories. Numerous types of animal fur are employed including fox, rabbit, mink, beaver, ermine, sable, seals, chinchilla, and others as well as some exotic animal skins (leopard, bear, for…

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PREPOSTEROUS BY FLORENT PORTA


Preposterous – A short about absurdity from Florent Porta on Vimeo. Preposterous is a short about absurdity, random short scenes that do not make any sense. Music by : Vic Mizzy © 2016 www.florentporta.com

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EXERCISES: DRAWING THE FIGURE


     The croquis is the foundation for most fashion drawings and must be drawn well. Drawing it well requires practice. Try the following exercises straight from 9 Heads (4th Edition), a modern guide to fashion drawing. 9 Heads: A Guide to Drawing Fashion is available in our shop, here. These exercises will help to gain speed and to learn the croquis measurements:…

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FLESHING OUT THE CROQUIS


To create a finished realistic look some muscles should be added to the croquis. Muscles give the rounded, fleshed-out look to the different parts of the croquis. How large the muscles are drawn is a matter of personal preference, but normally, for the fashion croquis, minimal musculature is indicated: in fashion drawing the “look” is long and lean. (For drawings…

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DRAWING LEATHER


Leather is created by a process known as tanning. There are numerous types of leather, which is formed from animal skins (called hides for larger animals like bulls or buffalo). The different types of tanning and the post-tanning processes including sanding and coating result in a wide range of different types of leather including full-grain leather, top grain leather, most common…

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BAGS

DRAWING EXERCISE: BAGS


     The best angle from which to draw a bag to show its design details to the best effect is the three-quarter view. Start with a cube or cylinder, whichever is closest in shape, then add shading and design details.   EXERCISE      Here is an exercise from 9 Heads (4th Edition), a modern guide to fashion drawing.…

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