A fashion sketches consists of the figurative fashion drawing of a slightly exaggerated, idealized and stylized human figure (male or female) along with the clothes and accessories adorning it. You draw the human figure with your clothing design and present everything about the style of clothing, embellishments you want to add on it, then pepper it with the attitude you want to convey with that particular style – there you have your fashion sketch laid out for the world to take notice.
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Fashion Sketches is the art of communicating fashion ideas in a visual form that originates with illustration, drawing, and painting and also known as Fashion sketching. It is mainly used by fashion designers to brainstorm their ideas on to paper or computer, using digital software like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, which helps them to communicate easily with their team. Fashion sketching plays a major role in designing to preview and visualize the designer’s thoughts and make decisions before going to actual clothing to reduce any wastage.
Apart from fashion designers, fashion illustrators get commissioned for reproduction in fashion magazines as one part of an editorial feature or for the purpose of advertising and promoting fashion makers, fashion boutiques and department stores.
Fashion illustration has been around for nearly 500 years. Ever since clothes have been in existence, and there has been a need to translate an idea or image into a fashion illustration. Not only do fashion illustrations show a representation or design of a garment but they also serve as a form of art. Fashion illustration shows the presence of hand and is said to be a visual luxury. (Drake, 9).
More recently, there has been a decline of fashion illustration in the late 1930s when Vogue began to replace its celebrated illustrated covers with photographic images. This was a major turning point in the fashion industry.
How To Draw Fashion Sketches
First and foremost you should practice at improving hand-eye coordination; this can improve your drawing skills. You can start practicing drawing by sketching someone you know. Maybe they can be persuaded to model for you. The right incentive works every time – like chocolates at my house.
First and foremost study the proportion of human body thoroughly – The biology books you sold the day exams were over would have been of use now. That is ok. There are even more wonderful books ( and not so boring) available to teach you everything about human anatomy as well as the muscle tone and how to draw various poses , how to get the balance line right (the imaginary line that is made from the base of the center of the neck down to the floor which gives the body a balanced proportion and helps in drawing position) ; how to add your style and movement to the basic figure.
You can look at similar drawings made by other designers or figurative photographs in magazines which will guide you in developing your own style. One easy way is to practice by tracing over a model in a standing pose from a magazine
Plus Size Fashion Sketches
Fashion Designer Beginners Guide
Create A Good Croquis: A croquis is the basic drawing of a model pose that you can trace over and over again while sketching your fashion ideas.you can find your croquis to use online or in books or you can create your own once.
Developing Your Own Style: Focus on creating sketches that express your unique esthetic with each element .there are a lot of things that determine the unique style of your illustrations.just select and create your own style and your own creativity.
Fashion Illustration Importance: It is a Great Way To Showcase Your work.to be a good fashion designeror illustration is to make as many sales as possible, and if You Really Want prospective Customers to Say Your Work Illustration Will Be a Good Way to Do Date.
How To Draw Men’s Fashion Sketches
Start your fashion sketch my marking how large the figure will be. Leave a little bit from the top and a little bit the bottom of the sheet then pull the centerline. Slightly higher than the actual middle of the centerline is the figure halfway. The head and torso will be drawn above this line while the legs will occupy the lower half.
Head And Torso Guidelines
Divide the upper half of the figure in four equal parts. The head of the model takes up almost the whole upper most 1/4. Leave a little bit from the 1st and a little bit from the 2nd part for the neck of the figure. Leave 1 head from the ground up for the feet of the model.
Erase all the unnecessary lines and start adding the fine details of the figure. Draw the collarbones, the hands, and abs as shown. The abs are starting right below the chests and are most visible above the belly button. The third pack of abs is always ending at the belly button. Refine the knees and the feet of the model.
Clean up everything, add a face, toes and of course the design you have in mind. In case the figure still looks somehow feminine you might want to check out the “differences between male and female body” tutorial.
Last Friday I shared my rant on some men’s view of height to which a fellow writer replied with a quote by Johnny Depp in Don Juan DeMarco:
“One must see beyond what is visible to the eye…When I say that all my woman are dazzling beauties, they object. The nose of this one is too large; the hips of another, they are too wide; perhaps the breasts of a third, they are too small. But I see these women for how they truly are… glorious, radiant, spectacular, and perfect… because I am not limited by my eyesight… I search out the beauty that lies within until it overwhelms everything else.”
So I decide that next time I am confronted with such ignorance I plan to say “Oh, I see your limited by you’re eyesight. That’s a shame.” This rebut can and should be liberally applied.That goes for you too Gals. If the quote above show anything we as women need to quit judging ourselves by the skin we wear. Let your beauty radiate.
So as promised I have finished new basic croquis templates. My Wacom Tablet decided now would be the time to go on the fritz. i.e. quit working all together. So these babies are hand drawn. I had promised…. so there was no letting you down for the umpteenth time.
After posting my curvaceous croquis I got numerous requests for a back view. And Croquis Part II still remains my most read blog post. Of course revisit it if you want to know how to draw your own 10 head fashion figure. Recently Justine Limpusparish created a fabulous template showing you how to pivot your fashion figure. This will help you vary poses on the basics. And give you much more flexibility in your designs.
So I thought it only fitting that curvaceous be the first of my new and improved Basics revealed, perfect for all your plus size or curvy fashion designs. I’ve elongated her, fashion style, but this lady is still curvaceously delicious. Most people do not realize the average woman in the North America wears a size 14 and the average height is 5′ 4″. So most women would be considered plus size. That certainly is not reflected in our magazine images. However this week Canada’s first plus size magazine was released. Check out Dare– Thanks to Diana Di Poce. So without further ado here’s Curvaceous.
I have also redone the Basic Male and Female croquis I posted earlier. Hope you get good use of them. Please share your creations. I would love to see what you design.
Fashion Sketches Images
This will no doubt keep you busy over the weekend. See you next week on the blog!
Blast from This Blogs Past
The Weekend Reading List
Fashion Design Sketches
- You, Passive Aggressive, I Would Have Never Thought ~ This one speaks for itself. From the blog When Pigs Fly.
- How To Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship ~ Wisdom from the Art of Manliness
- 6 Ways To Find Your Authentic Path ~ So if you actually read my blog you know I have pointed you Shannon’s way many times. Because honestly this woman is the bees knees. I can never get enough of her writes.
- The Greatest Fictional Feminist Icons~ ““I have a head for business and a bod for sin,”-Tess McGill (Working Girl)
Trendy Plus Size Clothing
If you can watch this video and not want to dive in then I don’t know what to say to you. It’s just not possible. Makes me want to partially paint my croquis. hmmm…….
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