Fashion Illustration is Unique. The ideas, practice and concepts that drive this genre of work are not easily defined. Fashion Illustration documents a window in time, presenting trends and fashion through a historical perspective. (more…)
After you get your inspiration, you tend to draw out an illustration to get an idea of what type of clothing your going for. I would say this step could go under making a storyboard or even the next phase into implementing your plan. These are a couple fashion illustrations that inspired me.
(Jason Wu and Catherine Malandrino)
(Adam and Rachael Roy)
Collection of original fashion illustrations housed in the Gladys Marcus Library of the Fashion Institute of Technology. The collection was established by Rosemary Torre and Frederick Bennett in 1984 in honor of Frances Neady, retired professor of fashion illustration, and includes designs of over 40 illustrators, including Bouché, Antonio, Eric, Stavrinos and students of Neady’s. The original collection of 45 sketches has grown to almost 300 and includes works in charcoal, pastel, watercolor, marker, brush and ink, gouache or graphite.
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The Australian Institute of Fashion Design has a Fashion Illustration and Portfolio Development course to help you realize your dream. It is designed to improve your fashion drawing and illustration skills, using various rendering mediums (graphite, char cal, paint, etc.). Students will also learn how to professionally layout a portfolio, using techniques to enhance the design’s impact, communicate a design theme or story and create a flow through.
The following is a list of some of the topics that will be covered in this short course:
* Creating Fashion Stories
* Colour Schemes
* Using fashion figure templates/croqui
* Understanding the fashion figure proportions
* Using Various Rendering Techniques and Materials
* Mixed Media Techniques to Create Visually Stunning Presentations
* Using Watercolor Pencils, Gouache and Watercolor Paints, Pantone Marker Pens, Graphite and More
* Creating Different Illustration Styles
* Shading Garments on the Body
* Rendering Fabrics
* Portfolio Layout and Presentation
Your successful career as a fashion designer awaits you!
It´s amazing how some people can just whip out incredible illustrations in only a few minutes. Contestants on the show Project Runway for example, get just 30 minutes or less to think about and sketch out their designs. It must take a lot of practice and skill to be able to do that. Apart from sketching for hours on end, is there a faster way to become the next big illustrator for Vogue magazine? It turns out that there is.
especially fashion. Why is this happening? Fashion illustration is magical;
it is art that suspends our imagination in the form of the body draped in
fabric or whatever the artist wishes to use. It drives lifestyle, sex, power
and energy, all encapsulated in the form of a figure or the simplicity of a
Learn from Milan industry pros who will teach you how to make more than just “nice fashion sketches”, and reveal the nuts & bolts of how the industry actually works. More info at Fashion-Drawing.com.