Central to fashion illustration and fashion design is the figure. An understanding of the accurate proportions of the human body and how it is constructed is vital for producing convincing fashion illustrations and garment designs. This chapter provides essential information and advice, and easy-to-remember tips, that you will find useful throughout your artistic career. To understand the figure beneath the clothes, practice the exercises described on the following pages regularly.
Drawing from life
The figure has occurred throughout art history as a central theme for exploration—drawing the nude figure from life has been practiced in art academies for centuries. Clothing brings further challenge and diversity to drawing the ...