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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 garments place in the history of fashion. It is the author''s belief that without knowledge of the past, it is impossible to design for the future. By the end of the book students will have an understanding of the concepts of fashion drawing, both basic and advanced techniques, of their own talents and goals, and a glimmer of their own personal style.
Illustrating Fashion: Concept to Creation, third edition, provides a step-by-step approach to drawing the fashion figure. It identifies the elements of a garment and discusses special techniques for rendering basic to complex illustrations. The more advanced user will benefit from concepts such as manipulating the figure, drawing draped garments, and creating flats. Steven Stipelman also beautifully illustrates designer garments, which helps the reader to become acquainted with fashion history. This is an excellent reference work for all designers, illustrators, and merchandisers.<BR><BR>On the accompanying DVD author Steven Stipelman gives a private demonstration on how to illustrate fashion. With the author's guidance through each step, students and illustrators of all levels are able to learn at their own pace. The text and DVD are cohesive and visually teach key points and techniques from the chapters. Stipelman begins by walking the user through the recommended art supplies and basic steps. He then continues by gradually advancing to more difficult rendering techniques. This captivating new edition with DVD is a must-have for anyone interested in the fashion industry, illustration, or design.<BR><BR>"Without a knowledge of the past, it is not possible to design for the future."---Steven Stipelman