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Character Costume Figure Drawing: Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers Paperback – April 20, 2004

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ISBN-13: 978-0240805344 ISBN-10: 0240805348 Edition: 1st

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"I am particularly pleased that the author addresses CHARACTER so heavily in her presentation of material. That is, after all, what plays are about."
Madeline Ann Kozlowski, Emmy Award winning Costume Designer, Professor of Costume Design, UCI

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"I am particularly pleased that the author addresses CHARACTER so heavily in her presentation of material. That is, after all, what plays are about."
Madeline Ann Kozlowski, Emmy Award winning Costume Designer, Professor of Costume Design, UCI
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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (April 20, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240805348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240805344
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,194,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 2, 2005
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I bought this book sight unseen and boy, did it come up trumps!

I come from a fashion background, and the style of fashion illustration I learned is great for designing and selling to retailers - it's very gestural, and the structure of the garment is the most important thing. The 'model' that it's on is only suggested in a few strokes; you want whoever is looking at the illustration to imagine themselves, or their clients, in that outfit. And I was used to poses that showed the garment off to best effect, but really had the minimum of character to them. All well and good - but HOPELESS for costuming, where suddenly I'm trying to 'sell' my designs to the director/producer (and sometimes the actor). I'm trying to convince them that the image I have of the character in these clothes is going to tell the story that they want to tell. So i needed to add character and personality to my sketches.

If you have the same problem; if you're looking for the same thing; then this book will be a godsend. The author covers exactly how to create character in the pose, then how to give personality to the face. She gives ideas to show youth, children and teenagers, middle age, old age. She gives basic details of muscles and anatomy to make your figures look more alive, and discusses lean and ample frames (something else that isn't an issue in fashion illustration). She gives easy concise drawable cues for emotions, and details of facial features for full, 3/4 and profile views. She even gives basic period figures for Egyptian, Greek/Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, 18th Cent, Regency, Victorian/Edwardian, 1940's/50's, and contemporary styles.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Robina D'Arcy-Fox on March 23, 2006
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I am not sure what I had expected for a teaching format but my initial reaction to the book was that it was too cartoony for the structure I was looking for in the human body and expression.

As an artist's model for the last 24 years and as a costume designer for the last 21 who's drawing skills have not kept pace, I was looking for a more direct and perhaps, academic approach.

What I have discovered in reading and studying the text is that the author is a very gifted costume designer and teacher.This is not a book for a quick-fix. The book requires time and attention in each section if you are a beginner.

While the book did not address the design style I was hoping for,it more than met the criteria for a strong teaching text.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Cadle on December 24, 2005
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I bought this book because I had a project to do on costume rendering, and I know very little about it. Now, thanks to Tan Huaixiang, I know so much.

He makes drawing the figure bearable, shows how the body should look under the clothes, and provides many, many detailed examples. It shows how to beautifully draw different textures and the different methods of painting the rendering.

The chapter about the face could show better how to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth. Other than this, I believe everything is well written and explained.

This book is definetly worth the money!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Dunn on February 10, 2008
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This book is very detailed in showing how to draw the human figure and facial features... it has greatly improved my ability to draw for costume and fashion. I'd recommend this book to anyone who needs a little help with drawing a human form with garments and attitude. It made a HUGE difference for me.
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