This book gives a solid grounding in all aspects of fashion illustration, but it is only a guide to help you on your journey. Sometimes embarking on that journey is the hardest part. Creating something new from scratch is a daunting prospect for any artist. This chapter will help you ensure that your portfolio stands out from the crowd. You will discover how to find inspiration and how to use it.
Discovering sources of inspiration
American painter George Bellows (1882–1925) once stated, “The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful.” This is a tall order for the artist. With such expectations you are not alone if you feel ...