In the fashion world, new clothing designs are presented in the form of hand-drawn sketches before being chosen to go into production. Designers start with a croquis, a quick sketch of the traditional fashion figure that serves as the basis for the design of clothing and accessories, then add color and details to the garments. This is a basic course in making a designer’s sketch, in which students learn drawing skills, fundamental anatomy, and the dynamics of movement in preparation for producing fashion illustrations. Attention is given to both the fashion figure and human proportions. Prerequisites: none.
Course Length - Online 9 weeks, On Campus 12 weeks
- How to successfully draw a balanced, well-proportioned fashion figure.
- How to draw a designer’s sketch.
- How to represent human anatomy, garment shapes, fabric draping and types, textures, pattern and line quality in your drawings.
- Ideas, inspiration, and a variety of techniques used to solve fashion design challenges.
- Learn to work in a loose, artistic manner in larger paper formats (14x17).
- Develop personalized illustration style and “fashion look” through observation.
- Gain knowledge in detailed analyses of various professional artwork examples and styles.
- Learn various mediums, which will be introduced during step-by-step instructors' demonstrations.
- How to develop a quick and accurate methodology of fashion design sketching.