Fashion Illustrator (2nd edition)

By Bethan Morris

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  • Paperback
  • 250 illustrations
  • 240 pages
  • 256 x 215 mm
  • ISBN 978 1 85669 654 8
  • Published February 2010

A comprehensive, visually-led overview that covers all areas of fashion drawing, presentation and illustration, Fashion Illustrator (2e) both teaches students how to draw the fashion figure and provides an extended showcase of established and emerging illustrators.
    From initial inspiration though to finished illustration, the book teaches the student how to draw from life and accurately depict body proportions, but also includes advice on exaggerating proportions for effect. A technical chapter outlines the use of different media, showing students how to use colour, and features techniques for rendering different materials and patterns. Dedicated tutorials explore both digital and traditional media (Illustrator, Photoshop, photo-montage, mixed media, drawing, ink, embroidery) though the work of leading fashion illustrators, giving the student the confidence to experiment with different illustrative styles.
    Later chapters outline the history of both 20th-century and contemporary fashion illustration, and profile influential fashion illustrators and other industry professionals, with interviews providing an insight into life after graduation. There is also guidance on careers for the fashion illustrator, portfolio presentation and working with an agent.

About the Author

Bethan Morris is an associate lecturer specializing in fashion illustration and portfolio presentation at the University of Glamorgan, Cardiff. She was previously senior fashion lecturer at the universities of Bath and Cardiff. With experience in design and manufacturing, she specialises in fashion illustration with a clear view to its place in the fashion industry, preparing students for a career in the industry as a whole.

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