This course will teach you how to draw the fashion figures starting from the basic understanding of the 9-head proportion, body elements from head to toe, movement and posture to fashion poses with garments. It is a summary of a 4-month course in a regular fashion school that will shorten your learning process and save your time and money.
The concepts and techniques are the knowledge that I’ve learned from several courses and teachers combined with my own personal techniques to deliver you a simple and easy way to develop skills in the fashion illustration.
Before drawing, spending a few minutes to warm up your wrist and hand will help you draw quicker and better. This quick sketching will help you control the weight and stability of your hand which is one of the important keys for good drawing.
In this lesson, you will understand the difference in proportions between the natural figure and the fashion figure.
Learn how to draw the basic standing figures in different viewpoints – front, back, side and three quarter views.
Learn how to draw the female face and the position of each facial element in 3 angles – front, three quarter and side views.
Understand the proportion of hand and fingers.
Draw hands in different postures to express feeling and draw attention to a specific point.
Learn the basic concept of how to draw torso and body with movement and rotation in order to draw an attractive and dynamic fashion pose.
Leg movement is an elegant part of the fashion pose. Learn how to draw the legs in different postures and angles from the classic weight leg pose to the walking pose.
Learn how to draw the elegant poses with the right balance of body and legs.
Learn the proportion of feet and a simple way to draw shoes in 4 angles – side, front, three quarter and back views.
Understand the difference between male and female faces. Learn how to draw the male face and the position of each facial element in 3 angles – front, three quarter and side views.
Understand the proportion and definition of the male fashion figure that differ from the female one.
Learn how to draw the poses for male model – front, back and walking poses.
Learn how to draw the garments on the figures and where to emphasize the drapes and folds of the fabric to harmonize with the movement. Examples include a long stretching dress, a fitted jacket, the fitted pants, a crop top and a pleated skirt.
Understand the size and height of children at different age groups from infants to teenagers.
Practice is the key. After completing this course, draw some fashion figures and compare with the first one that you drew before starting the course to check your improvement. Can you see the difference?
If you want some feedback from me, please answer 2 questions and submit your new sketches to my email.
My name is Wanwisa. I live in Bangkok, Thailand. I love drawing and I used to attend some short courses and a fashion school to learn more about what I love - arts, design & fashion. Having been drawing since a young age and continuing as an enthusiast, I like to inspire and share my knowledge and skills that I have developed with people. I believe that learning should be simple and not time consuming.
If you are interested in learning some drawing techniques, you can check out my FB fanpage - DrawingbyWanwisa.