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Figure Drawing for Fashion Design (Fashion & Textiles) Paperback – January 31, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-9054960805 ISBN-10: 9054960809 Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Series: Fashion & Textiles
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Pepin Pr (January 31, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9054960809
  • ISBN-13: 978-9054960805
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.6 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #646,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was so excited to get this book!
Tommie L. Streger
Anyone who wants to learn fashion design, especially teenagers interested in the field, will find this book an invaluable asset.
L.P.
I am very picky about fashion illustration books.
A. Black

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98 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Trudy M. Rowlett on February 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
I ordered this book as a hobby figuring that the 200+ pages must have some decent methods to improve my drawing skills. I have been looking for a fashion design instruction book for a long time now. This is certainly an elusive topic to find information on -- even on the web I couldn't find any website that offered any helpful instructions. I have never been able to find anything suitable, especially since I didn't want to invest a lot. This book was a good price that I didn't think would be too much of a loss if I didn't find it useful.

I was thrilled when I received it and immediately opened the book to find everything I had always hoped for. Being that I have no formal art or fashion training, I thought this book was exceptional. It has tons of pages of basic fashion design drawing concepts, templates, body positions. There are so many samples that, with practice, any beginner can really get a good grip on. It's a very good basic introduction to fashion design. Also, for beginners, it's got some pretty good instructions and examples of drawing all parts of the body (head, eyes, mouth, arm, leg, feet, hands, etc).

If you think you might be interested in this area of drawing, get this book! You can't beat the quality for the price. In my opinion, a rare gem!
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110 of 115 people found the following review helpful By A. Black on December 31, 2005
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I am very picky about fashion illustration books. My two favorites are written by Kathryn Hagen. Figure Drawing for Fashion Design is my third favorite. The illustrations are very well done. I don't like the way the artist interprets faces and some of the drawings are a bit on the crude side, but overall, the drawings and instructions are very good. The women seem rather masculine, but the proportions are accurate and it is easy to make simple modifications to create more attractive faces with less angular features. I think, perhaps they are angular to emphasize the underlying structure. From what I can tell, most of the faces are the same. White women with high cheek bones and huge lips. I get the feeling there were a few illustrators who contributed to this book, because some of the illustrations are quite fluid and beautiful, while others are lacking. I attended FIDM, and most of what I learned came from my own determination, common sense, and observation of photos in fashion magazines rather than any book that was provided (which, by the way were completely unacceptable!). Had this been our text, I think my (we) did. Although I am fairly good at fashion illustration, there is lots of information that I found useful, and I think this book is an excellent reference for designers at any level of experience. I don't do much fashion illustrations these days as I spend most of my time making custom corsets, but if i did, I would certainly make use of this book. It's far less expensive than Hagen's books, and I like it much more than 9 Heads, which I never cared for. The colored illustrations are ugly (too gaudy and rock star-ish) to me, I must admit, but for someone who isn't really great at rendering fabrics or needs some quick, well proportioned croquis, this book will be very helpful.Read more ›
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By L.P. on June 25, 2006
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This book is a thorough guide for learning the art of fashion design illustration. The book features a plethora of examples to teach how to draw faces and poses in correct proportion, as seen in professional fashion illustrations. The examples in the book are large, facilitating the use of tracings prior to free-hand drawing. Anyone who wants to learn fashion design, especially teenagers interested in the field, will find this book an invaluable asset.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amber on April 9, 2011
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My degree is in Fashion Design and I have been working as an Assistant Designer for about a year. Unfortunately, I had a less than mediocre sketching teacher when I was in college and have been looking for books that will help me work on my own croqui's and I absolutely LOVE this book. It is much bigger than I expected. You really get your money worth! I read one review where someone was complaining about the nudity. If you are studying figure drawing, get used to it and get over it. It's not pornographic and it's the only way to understand the body. Another few said that the figures were super womanish which is a little true but it is super easy to make small alterations to the forms if you just want to use the ones in the book. I recommend this and Contemporary Fashion Illustration Techniques by Naoki Watanabe if you are on a budget. If not, go for 9 Heads: A Guide to Drawing Fashion (3rd Edition) too - great book I have not yet been able to purchase!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Mayorga on February 23, 2006
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i thought this book was great and easy to read you learn alot from just copying and praticing your drawing technigues, its amazing and loved the art. its a must buy for a fashion student or for some interstead in fashion illustration.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Gilly on May 8, 2007
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I was abit disappointed in this book, I found the illustrations quite old fashioned with an 80's vibe, not what I was expecting. Even the clothes in the illustrations had Dallas style shoulder pads. I'm studying fashion design in college, so I was expecting to be inspired, through the use of different media and rendering techniques, which unfortunately didn't happen. But some of the templates for poses are useful and it would be ok as a starting point.
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