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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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HOW TO DRAW PRINTS


Prints are designs that are printed onto a range of fabrics, including cotton, silk, wool, and many others.  Prints can be applied in many ways, as uniform repeating patterns or randomly, in the body of the garment or along the border. HOW TO DRAW PRINT DEMO:   The sequence of drawings below shows how to draw a checkered top in a…

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ALLURE


What inspires us: Allure by Diana Vreeland    “You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes.”  -Diana Vreeland  

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PLAYING THE MARKET


    The layering and the multiple fabrics used in the lapel have inspired the creation of a flattering and classic tailored three quarter length jacket. The styling makes this look very fresh and commercial (the neatness of the hair and the classic pump) which places this in a Missy category. This is a multilayered garment with adventurous proportions.  A three-quarter length…

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INTERVIEW WITH LUSINE VARZHAPETYAN


Meet the talented and lovely, Lusine Varzhapetyan!   Los Angeles/ Website/ Instagram   1.) What are some of your favorite places? I love to find spaces in very unimportant places and make them somewhere that I can go when I need to smile. Any place that is near my family and some of my closest friends is special to me. Sometimes sitting on a swing…

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BEST WEDDING DRESS CONTEST


  ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Submit one drawing of your best wedding dress design. You can get as creative as you’d like! One winner will be chosen for the grand prize and three runners up as honorable mentions. The grand prize winner will win $100 to spend in the Fashion Finishing School Shop and the three runners up will win $50 to spend…

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LEARN HOW TO DRAW FUR


Learn How To Draw Fur Fur is drawn with short, parallel strokes working from light to dark with darker values where shadows form under the fur. Fur can be seen on many of the runways recently but not all – Stella McCartney told Vogue: “I think my designs have shown that animals don’t need to suffer for fashion. I don’t…

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DRESS EVERYTHING UP WITH BEAUTIFUL ACCESSORIES


Accessories are items of fashion worn on or carried in addition to the primary articles of clothing in an outfit. Accessories are often functional–they serve a purpose, such as a bag, belt or hat— but are often purely decorative, such as jewelry. In both cases accessories are important fashion items,  chosen for the fashion message they convey. Accessories work with…

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