Aug 17, 2012

Drawing for Fashion Design

The significance of having good drawing skills in fashion design can't be overemphasized. It helps designers to envision their concepts. Any challenges and shortcomings of the design can be easily identified on paper and the designer can come up with new ways to mitigate them. Unless a person is naturally talented at drawing, pursuing a drawing course at an art school is well recommended. The major difference between drawing for fashion design and normal drawing is that the former has to be more practical. It has to portray something that can be worn on a human body. In contrast to this, other artists drawing normal drawings can their imaginations flow and run wild.
Figure drawing is considered to be the backbone of any fashion design. The sketch must match up with the human anatomy. Also, it is important to procure the proportions right. Beginners can start off with a traditional standing figure. They can move on to various other postures as they build up on their knowledge.

The anatomies of both genders differ in several distinct ways. For example, women have higher waists and shorter arms. The feet and hands are also slightly smaller compared to rest of the body. The simplest way to get correct proportions is to begin with a grid or gridiron against which the sketch will be drawn. Next is a discrete vertical line to act as a reference line for the whole figure. To draw a straight standing figure, the vertical line should pass between the eyes and then all the ways down. To draw a slanted sketch, the line should touch the chin and then down to either of the foot. The grid's horizontal lines must be present at all the key joints of the figure.

After drawing the line and completing the grid, a rough shape can be sketched. Beginners are better off drawing small circles at major joints and then joining them with somewhat straight line to obtain legs and arms. The torso of the figure can be exemplified with rough triangles facing one another. To finish, the flesh is appended to the sketch to get a good Iroquois figure. For more practice, it is always advisable to experiment with various poses drawn from internet, magazines, real life, and photos and so on.

Once the figures are mastered, it's time to put on some clothes. Start by sketching various designs that surround us. After some practice, it's time to whip out original ideas. It is even advisable to keep the sketch book close by in order to document the ideas before they escape. Sample pieces of fabric can be attached onto the page.

One more important aspect that should be kept in mind when drawing these designs is that the body consists of curves rather than straight lines. Even the lines used to draft the design should curve around the figure. After drawing the basic garment, it's time to add details and movement. It can be achieved by drawing few faint lines around the outline of the sketch. One can also make use of shading to achieve this. Finally, coloring is employed to provide a flamboyant picture.

Author Bio
Jessica Corie is a very popular Fashion Designer in Australia and she writes on behalf of Fashion design course where she described very well how  Drawing for fashion design  is important in fashion career. Follow other Fashion design articles.

1 komentar:

Olivr August 20, 2012  

I never thought it's this complicated. haha

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