The Encyclopedia of Fashion Illustration Techniques: A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Fashion Design

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The latest in our essential Encyclopedia of Art series puts the spotlight on the catwalk to provide a practical compendium of all-media fashion design techniques. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced illustrators, this book takes readers step-by-step through precise techniques used by professionals. Learn to depict fabric textures and folds, work with color and tone to create the illusion of body forms, and transform real-life model poses into stylized figures. Containing a visual gallery of over 500 illustrations to clarify each method described, this book is an essential guide to help designers, fashion mavens, and even amateur doodlers, communicate their ideas and develop a unique graphic style.

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This book was a labor of love to write.  I spent 6 months in production using everything I've learned from countless hours in the classroom.  Having heard the words, "you should write a book" too many times, I finally did exactly that.  Enjoy it!

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The Encyclopedia of Fashion Illustration Techniques provides a comprehensive introduction to using the most popular media for fashion illustration, as well as a thorough grounding in all the techniques you need to bring your creations to life.  Subjects covered include monochrome, color, and mixed media; line and shape; color and value; proportions and drawing parts of the body; facial features and hairstyles; developing poses; mapping garments onto the body; depicting folds; drawing accessories; rendering different types of fabrics; and finally, perhaps most importantly, finding your own unique style.All the techniques are beautifully illustrated and key rules are taught with great insight and clarity, to give you the knowledge and freedom to add individuality to your work and allow you to communicate your intentions successfully.

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