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Advanced Fashion Drawing, Lifestyle Illustration by Bil Donovan

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Glossary

Asymmetry Without symmetry, or  any visible or implied balance. An asymmetrical illustration may well seem to have more going on to one side of the composition than the other.

Atmospheric perspective An illusion of recession created by depiction of atmospheric effects. As the distance between an object and the viewer increases, the contrast between the object and its background decreases. Its colors become less saturated and shift toward the background color.

Balancing-act method Drawing a figure in stages, starting from the left side, moving to the right, and then back to the left, and so on down the figure, using various points to anchor the line, without allowing one side to extend too far below the other. This method encourages the ...

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