Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique

Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique

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By (author) Anna Kiper

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 276mm x 14mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 25 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 0715336185
  • ISBN 13: 9780715336182
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 14,228

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Drawing is vitally important for the fashion industry. Fashion Illustration represents a designer's point of view and Anna Kiper's aim is to contribute to the revival of this unique art form. Every illustration lesson in the book presents a story with exciting design details and ideas to inspire designers to rediscover the art of hand drawing as a tool for creating vibrant and original work. 'A hand drawing creates a direct connection to the artist, expressing the individual style, energy and creativity' - from Anna Kiper's introduction. Written for both newcomers and improvers, Fashion Illustration will help you to: achieve movement and attitude in figure drawing by following a few simple steps; develop striking and energetic page compositions; explore effortless ways to illustrate print, textures and embellishments; discover an exciting variety of media and techniques to enrich your individual drawing style. This beautifully illustrated and inspirational book is written by Anna Kiper, one of the world's leading fashion designers and illustrators. Contents: Introduction, The Fashion Figure, The Figure in Detail, Faces, Arms & Hands, Legs & Feet, Dressing the Fashion figure, Fashion Dictionary, Fashion Flats, Accessories, Page Composition with Impact, Illustrating Men, Illustrating Children, Fabric Rendering Techniques, Exploring Media, Model Drawing, Inspiration, Mood, Design.

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Author information

Anna Kiper is a New York city-based fashion designer with a passion for illustration. she has worked for companies such as Calvin Klein, Mondi and Maggie Norris Couture where she dressed Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and other celebrities for red carpet events and magazine covers. Anna is also a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design. Anna's work has been widely published in books and magazines. Her illustrations have been exhibited at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan and were showcased at the Museum of the City of New York as part of a presentation on contemporary haute couture.

Table of contents

Introduction; 1 FASHION FIGURE proportions; references; front, side and back poses; balance line and movements; blocking; heads, hair and beauty; 2 FASHION GARMENTS figures and garments; garment details and flats; layering, attitude and pose; exaggeration; accessories; 3. RENDERING TECHNIQUES colour theory and media; rendering skin and fabric, marker, watercolour and gouache techniques; 4. CONCEPT DESIGN research; theme and mood boards; developing fashion lines; thumbnails for key items and details; Acknowledgements; Index.