Illustrating Fashion: Concept to Creation, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

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This beautifully illustrated text provides a step-by-step approach to drawing the basic fashion figure, identifying the elements of a garment, and discussing the various techniques used to render fashion illustration. The book also benefits the advanced user by its exploration of concepts such as manipulating the figure, drawing draped garments, and creating flats. Using designer garments, Stipelman helps the student understand a specific concept, the designer, and the garmentdvanced techniques, of their own talents and goals, and a glimmer of their own personal style.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563678301
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 277,544
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Stipelman is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and Marist College and has conducted workshops at colleges and universities around the country. In addition to working as staff illustrator at Henri Bendel in New York City, Stipelman was a fashion artist at Women's Wear Daily for 25 years.

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Table of Contents



Getting Started

What is Fashion Art?

How Artists Develop

Line Quality

Art Supplies

Other Supplies and Equipment 1

The Fashian Figure

1 Proportion and the Fashion Figure 4

2 Drawing the Fashion Figure 20

3 The Balance Line 26

4 Center Front 30

5 Gesture---Movement or Action Lines 40

6 The Cutting Method 48

7 The Tracing Method 54

8 Simple Blocking of the Figure 58

9 The Turned and Profile Figures 66

10 The Fashion Face 78

11 Arms, Legs, Hands, and Feet 102

12 Shaping the Body 112

13 How to See and Plan the Figure 124

14 Figure Types 130

The Fashion Details

15 Fashion Silhouettes 140

16 Necklines 160

17 Collars 168

18 Sleeves 178

19 Blouses, Shirts, and Tops 202

20 The History of Skirts--- Hemlines and Silhouettes 210

21 Drawing Skirts 222

22 Pants 240

23 Drapery, Bias, and Cowls 254

24 Tailored Clothing 272

25 Analyzing Taiored Garments 282

26 Accessories 288

27 Accessorizing the Figure 306


28 Stripes and Plaids 318

29 Rendering Concepts 332

30 Rendering Techniques 364

31 Knits 386

The Extras

32 The Walking Figure 400

33 Menswear 406

34 Children 420

35 Flats 432

36 Volume 442

37 Manipulating the Figure 454

Style and Beyond 460

Index 462

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