Communicate your ideas and designs through a variety of sketches, drawings and expressive illustrations, with guidance from a seasoned professional. With more than 150 colour examples, John Hopkins takes you through the different styles, techniques and approaches to drawing in the fashion industry.
This second edition offers advice on selecting appropriate materials and media, with examples demonstrating their different uses and applications. You'll also learn the theory and history of fashion drawing, and the range of styles used by contemporary designers, from quick sketches to sophisticated digital drawings.
In addition to new interviews with designers and illustrators, a glossary, resources directory and revised templates, this edition also has exercises to get you pencilling your fashion figures, painting your collections and developing that all-important portfolio right from the start.
John Hopkins is Senior Academic of Fashion and Textiles within the Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton, UK. He has previously worked as a fashion designer for prestigious British luxury brands such as Burberry and Jaeger.
Chapter 1 Drawing to communicate your ideas - A brief history - Art Supplies for drawing - The Fashion Sketch - Working Drawings - Sketchbooks - Exercise - Interviews Chapter 2 The fashion figure - Understanding fashion proportions - Drawing from Life - Creating Poses - Fashion heads, faces and hair - Drawing Men - Exercise - Interview Chapter 3 Technical Drawings - Understanding Garments - Drawing Fashion Flats - Drawing Technical Specifications - Vector Graphics and Bitmaps - Exercise - Interview Chapter 4 Colouring and Rendering - Understanding Colour - Colour for Fashion - Fabric Rendering - Collage and Mixed Media - Digital Colouring Systems - Exercise - Interview Chapter 5 Fashion Illustration - What is illustration? - Illustration and Photography - Fashion Illustration: a brief history - Fashion Illustration: a Contemporary Approach - Exercise - Interviews Chapter 6 Fashion Portfolios - Presentation Artwork - Presentation Boards - Digital Presentations - Fashion Portfolios - Exercise - Interview Templates Bibliography Index Picture Credits Acknowledgement