Fashion Drawing: Illustration Techniques for Fashion Designers – Second Edition

By Michele Wesen Bryant

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  • Flexibind
  • 1,300 color illustrations
  • 448 pages
  • 11⅛ x 9½ ins
  • ISBN 9781780678344
  • Published July 2016

Fashion Drawing is a comprehensive, practical guide to fashion drawing for students of fashion design.This second edition features brand new illlustrations reflecting developments in pose, presentation and digital design, plus guidance on creating technical flats.

 • Step-by-step tutorials show how to create fashion drawings for women, men and children, and adapt them for different markets

 • More than 1000 illustrations depict work from leading designers and illustrators revealing a wide variety of approaches

 • Discover how to render fabrics, textures and effects, from faux fur and metallics to prints, woven and knitted materials

 • Includes an illustrated glossary of garment and fabric details and an extensive resource section

About the Author

Michele Wesen Bryant teaches drawing at Parsons School of Fashion and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She was also a visiting professor at Istanbul Technical University, FIT at Polimoda and Parsons Paris.

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Part I Drawing Fashion Figures

Looking Back

 

Chapter 1 Drawing Women UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Planning

Traditional Fashion Figure Proportion

Balancing 

Turning

Posing

Adjusting

 

Chapter 2 Drawing Men UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Planning

Traditional Fashion Figure Proportion for Men

Balancing

Posing

Turning

 

Chapter 3 Drawing Children and Young Adults UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Babies

Infants

Toddlers

Children

Tweens

Juniors

 

Chapter 4 Zooming In UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Drawing Heads

Drawing Women's Heads 

FRONT TO BACK HEAD ROTATION ADDED, NEW ASSIGNMENT ADDED

Drawing Men's Heads

Drawing Children's Heads

Drawing Hats 

NEW STEP-BY-STEP DRAWING A BASEBALL CAP

Drawing Hands

Drawing Feet 

NEW ART FOR DRAWING LEGS

Drawing Shoes 

MORE SHOE DETAILS ADDED

 

Chapter 5 Working form Life UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Getting Started

Basic Principles

Bringing it All Together

 

Part II Drawing Garment Details EXTENDED AND UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

The Sketchbook

The Role of Observation

 

Chapter 6 Basic Garment Details UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Flat Sketching Basic Garment Details and Silhouettes 

NEW STEP-BY-STEP FLAT SKETCHING A JUMPSUIT

NEW SECTION ON HOW TO FINISH A SKETCH BY HAND

NEW SECTIONS ON HOW TO USE PHOTOSHOP AND ILLUSTRATOR

NEW STEP-BY-STEP ON DESIGN VARIATIONS RELATIVE TO CUSTOMER PROFILE

NEW SECTION ON ARCHIVING FLATS AS A SWATCH LIBRARY 

Sketching Basic Garments on the Figure 

TWO NEW ASSIGNMENTS ADDED

The Combined Effect of Body Movement and Gravity 

NEW STEP-BY-STEP ON USING PHOTOSHOP TO COMPLETE FLATS

Illustrated Glossary of Garment Details

 

Chapter 7 Drapery UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Basic Principles of Drapery

Flat Sketching Basic Draped Garments

Drawing Drapery on the Figure

Gathers and Ruffles

Designing with Gathers

Flat Sketching Garments with Gathers

Drawing Gathers on the Figure

Flares and Bias Cut

Designing with Flares and Bias Cut

Flat Sketching Flares and Bias-cut Garments

Drawing Flares and Bias-cut Garments on Figures 

NEW ASSIGNMENT ADDED

 

Chapter 8 Tailored Clothing EXTENDED AND UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Drawing Tailored Jackets and Coats

Designing with Tailored Clothing

Pleats 

NEW STEP-BY-STEP ON ASYMMETRIC VARIATION OF PLEATS

NEW STEP-BY-STEP TO REPLACE DRAWING WITH FORTUNY PLEATS

Designing with Pleats

 

Part III Rendering Techniques EXTENDED AND UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Getting Started

Materials

Working with Color

 

Chapter 9 Rendering Shine UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

The Physical Nature of Shine

Drapery and Shine

Rendering Garments with Shine 

REVISED ARTWORK FOR STEP-BY-STEP FOR RENDERING GARMENTS WITH SHINE

REVISED ARTWORK FOR RENDERING BLACK AND WHITE FABRICS

RENDERING VELVET MOVED TO CHAPTER 10,

RENDERING SEQUINS REVISED TO INCLUDE BOTH HAND AND COMPUTER RENDERING 

Combining Shine with Pattern and Texture 

Specialization: Accessories 

EXTENDED AND UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES

Illustrated Glossary of Fabrics with Shine

 

Chapter 10 Rendering Texture (formerly Rendering Woven Wools) UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Woven Textures 

NEW TEXT AND AMENDED STEP-BY-STEPS ON RENDERING TEXTURED WOOLS AND TWEED

NEW STEP-BY-STEP ON RENDERING DENIM

NEW SECTION AND STEP-BY-STEP ON RENDERING PILE WEAVES AND FUR

STEP-BY-STEP ON RENDERING VELVET MOVES HERE

RENDERING WOVEN WOOL PATTERNS MOVED TO CHAPTER 11

Knitted Textures 

NEW SECTION WITH IMAGES INCLUDING RENDERING FELT

Specialization: Outerwear

Illustrated Glossary of Wool Fabrics 

UPDATED TO INCLUDE FUR AND KNIT SWATCHES

 

Chapter 11 Rendering Patterns (formerly Rendering Prints) UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Motifs

Rendering Printed Patterns

RENDERING WOVEN WOOL PATTERNS MOVED HERE FROM CHAPTER 10 AS RENDERING YARN-DYED PATTERNS

NEW SECTION ON RENDERING KNIT PATTERNS WITH NEW STEP-BY-STEPS ON ARGYLE AND CHEVRON STRIPED KNITS

Specialization:Swimwear (replaces Chidrenswear)

Illustrated Glossary of Print Fabrics 

UPDATED WITH NEW PATTERN SWATCHES

 

Chapter 12 Rendering Sheers UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES THROUGHOUT

Basic Principles for Rendering Sheers 

NEW STEP-BY-STEP FOR RENDERING DEVORE ON TONED PAPER

RENDERING FISHNET REMOVED

Specialization: Intimate Apparel

Illustrated Glossary of Sheer Fabrics

 

Glossary

Further Reading

Resources

Index

Picture Credits

Acknowledgements