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Advanced Fashion Drawing, Lifestyle Illustration by Bil Donovan

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Chapter Eight

Fabric, Prints, and Texture

Patterns and prints are present everywhere and are intrinsic to lifestyle and fashion illustration. Patterns can be used graphically as a background or simply as a print on clothing. How and where you use them can have a wonderful visual effect and enhance an illustration, as we have seen in Chapter 4 (see pp. 104–105), Chapter 5 (see p. 127), and Chapter 7 (see pp. 156–157).

Prints and patterns are unique. Each one is different. The mixed, flecked colors of a tweed created from a knit fiber, for example, are vastly different from a woven version in wool and different again from a pattern printed on satin or on a sheer material such as chiffon or georgette.

In the same way that there are endless variations ...

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