Fashion illustration is skilful and inventive, and the best fashion illustrators can fulfil a brief creatively using their own unique approach. Visually-led and extremely accessible, this book is the go-to resource for anyone wanting to develop their own style. Easy-to-follow exercises are designed to build confidence and encourage experimentation as readers develop essential skills and learn simple and effective tips and tricks.
With concise, accessible chapters on topics such as proportion, movement, line, shape and volume as well as sections on tricky areas such as hands and feet, Creative Fashion Illustration is essential reading for anyone looking to enhance their basic drawing skills. Whether coming to fashion illustration for the very first time, a student looking to develop their techniques and expand their portfolio, or even a more experienced illustrator looking for fresh ideas, this book is the ideal guide to imaginative fashion illustration that will stand out from the crowd.
Stuart McKenzie is a freelance illustrator and lecturer in fashion illustration. He has lectured at American Intercontinental University, London, UK, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK. He has worked for numerous brands including Selfridges, Vivienne Westwood, Marks and Spencer and US Cosmopolitan magazine.
1. Introduction 2. Line 3. Silhouette 4. Light and Shade 5. Collage 6. Fabrics, Pattern, Texture/Use of Media 7. Drawing Design Details 8. Exaggeration 9. Drawing from Life 10. Movement 11. Proportion 12. Faces 13. Hands and Feet 14. Style Sheet 15. Inspiration 16. Showcase