ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI


(Born July 8th 1593, Died 1653) Artemisia Gentileschi was the most important woman painter of Early Modern Europe by virtue of the excellence of her work, the originality of her treatment of traditional subjects, and the number of her paintings that have survived (though only thirty-four of a much larger corpus remain, many of them only recently attributed to her…

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MATS GUSTAFSON


Mats Gustafson (Swedish, b. 1951) began his career as an illustrator in the late 1970s, a time when editorial illustration was eclipsed by photography, and watercolor as a conceptual medium had barely been explored. A graduate of Dramatiska Institutet (University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre) in Stockholm, he first applied his graphic sensibility to the art of stage…

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Gloves


Fashion Finishing School predicts women wearing gloves will be trending next year! 

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INTERVIEW WITH BIJOU KARMAN


Meet talented artist and illustrator, Bijou Karman! Los Angeles/Website/Instagram 1) What are some of your favorite places? My home, Topanga Canyon, 10th arrondissement in Paris, Big Sur, Kitchen Mouse on the weekends for breakfast, South Pasadena where I like to take long walks. 2) What is something you learned, saw, or heard recently that you would like to share with…

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HOW TO DRAW EYES IN 5 QUICK EASY STEPS


The eyes are the most important feature on the face. They express much of the emotion, so they must be drawn very carefully. Slanting the eye down makes the face appear sad, drawing a straight eye makes it look bored, drawing the eye up at the outer edge makes it look happy, and drawing the eye round and wide makes…

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VIDEO: DRAWING THE 9 HEADS CROQUIS


In fashion drawing the focus is on the clothes, which we wish to present in as beautiful and appealing a way as possible. The figure is always present under the clothes. It is the underlying foundation that gives clothes their shape, and must itself be beautiful and striking to display the clothes to best effect. The figure that is used…

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HOW TO DRAW LAYERED GARMENTS


One of the most difficult things in fashion is to draw garments that are layered. How do we show that each garment is layered on top of one another, but still seems to rest on the figure? You must start with the garment that is closest to the body.  First, identify where it is tight and where it is loose –…

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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…

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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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