BLOCKING FASHION FIGURE
CCAD ASSURE MODEL
Irina Grebennik
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What Fashion Artist needs to
know in regards of Fashion
Illustration?
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You must understand concepts of figure proportions, angles and guidelines
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Have flexibility in drawing the figure and figure parts
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Be sensitive to the diversity of a line, shape, color, texture and motion
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Open mind to change, grow, experiment and work hard
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Carry technical knowledge of anatomy, clothing construction, details and styling
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Knowledge of Fashion – historical and contemporary, trends
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Ability top visualize, having passion and common sense to reality with no limits but
change.
Steven Stepelmen. Illustrating Fashion Concept to Creation. ISBN:
1-56367-080-1. New York Fairchild Publications
Fashion Figure versus Real
Life Figure
S Fashion Figure measures in 8, 9 and 10 Heads.
S Fashion Figure is slim, elongated and simplified in
Illustration.
S How to draw a figure demo
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-
oGMEPoxuQ&feature=related
10 HEAD FASHION FIGURE
MAP
WATCH THE VIDEOS AND DEMOS
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WHAT IS THE CROQUE?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03WUE9zzQY4&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHkbKpOhCu0&feature=related
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FRONT FASHION CROQUE MAP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IesiEUYpSbg&feature=relmfu
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BACK FASHION CROQUE MAP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k4-mFsYy-c&feature=relmfu
10 HEAD FASHION FIGURE
EXERCISE
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Following the magazine reference of the female figure, create a croquet of 10Head Fashion Figure by
following the map of 10 heads:
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Mark off figure proportions with horizontal and vertical lines (10 heads)
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Establish pit of neck, balance line and axial line (S curved line if need it).
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Using geometric shapes, establish the figure gesture. For example, put the rib cage as a box with the
shoulder line at a slight angle.
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Next draw pelvis box, dipping at an angle in the opposite direction.
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Place weight-carrying foot and leg directly under the pit of the neck.
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Sketch free leg with the knee bent.
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USE THIS MAP FOR THE WORKING SESSION EXERICISE
10 HEAD FASHION FIGURE
EXERCISE
S Following the magazine reference of the female figure,
create a croquet of 10Head Fashion Figure by following
the map of 10 heads:
BALANCE LINE,
GUIDELINES
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A CROQUE SHOULD CORRESPOND TO THE STYLE LINES OF THE GARMENT.
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BALANCE LINE IS THE MAGINARY STRAIGHT LINE THAT DROPS FROM THE
PIT OF THE NECK TO THE GROUND. IT NEVER BENDS.
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IN AN EXERCISE, ANALIZE TH EBALANCE LINES IN PHOTOGRAPHS FROM
FASHION MAGAZINES.
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WITH A MARKER, INDICATE THE BALANCE LINES IN COLOR, INDICATE THE
HIGH HIPS AND SUPPORTING LEGS AND STYLE LINES IN COLOR AS WELL.
GESTURE- MOVEMENT OR ACTION
LINE
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FASHION FIGURE NEEDS TO HAVE A FLOW AND MOVEMENT, WITH CAPTURED
MOVEMENT, ACTION OR ESSENCE.
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STUDY THE MOVEMENT, GESTURED LINES, AND S CURVE OF THE BODY LINE FROM THE
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MAGAZINES. IN WHAT YOU THINK THE DIRECTION OR GESTURE
OF THE FIGURE MIGH BE?
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S CURVE IS THE ONE OF THE MOST CLASSIC AND FASHIONALBLE GESTURES OR POSES.
FIND IT IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, REGISTER WITH THE MARKER.
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WATCH THE VIDEO
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Fashion croque with S curve line
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsisCGlrk2I&feature=relmfu
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wscvUGpzCo&feature=fvwrel
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHP5qZKaATM&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=SP8EB
22B8CC109070B
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgWhngU4eK8&feature=relmfu
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10 HEAD FASHION FIGURE EXERCISE
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After trying several versions of this exercise, do some small, quick sketches of action
lines to get the feeling of different poses. Leave out the outline and details of the
figure, using as few lines as possible. These practice drawings are done as following:
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Draw the axial line in a curve and indicate the pit of the neck.
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Add oval for a head, with neck indicated by a single line.
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Indicate arms and legs with single lines, adding simplified hands and feet as well.
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Try many poses and see how animated these jottings can become.
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Try a line like the letters S. Make it large and work out a pose within that shape. The
S line always makes a beautiful and graceful poses.
VIDEOS OF STUDY
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Fashion Female Gesture Drawing demo
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvHrLa51llQ&feature=related
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhg6VGd7QME&feature=watch_respo
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S How to begin Fashion figure with clothes
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THw-ay57YxI&feature=fvwrel
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6bW0gpV7LU&feature=fvwrel
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91FmU59JY-Y&feature=relmfu
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Ztd7IpCtI&feature=relmfu
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fYeB2CrMLA&feature=relmfu
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OwvdN4JtfU&feature=relmfu
VIDEOS OF STUDY
S Fashion shows 2011
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XYMsqAeEpw&feature=related
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sDJjGBHj-s&feature=relmfu
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApIWMCiRBdE&feature=related
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFAFn3I_5zk&feature=related
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXWH26vTpys&feature=related
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ot8TjLY5ZM&feature=relmfu
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3BYIPi4Gg0&feature=related
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4615dX4JT8&feature=relmfu
FASHION SHOWS
S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XYMsqAeEpw&featu
re=related
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