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Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique + The Fashion Sketchpad: 420 Figure Templates for Designing Looks and Building Your Portfolio + Figure Poses for Fashion Illustrators: Scan, Trace, Copy: 250 Templates for Professional Results. Includes a CD-ROM with over 250 copyright-free images.
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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles; 1 edition (March 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715336185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715336182
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.5 x 27.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 540 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Anna Kiper has been a technical designers, forecaster, illustrator, couture designer and professor of fashion. She has worked at both Calvin Klein and Mondi, and now designs for Maggie Norris Couture. She also carries a full teaching schedule at Parson's and FIT in New York, where she lives.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Pawels on June 25 2013
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FASHION ILLUSTRATION by Anna Kiper

Ms. Kiper's opus is not a how-to for wannabees as likely to be assumed from its presentation. It is a folio of the finest art for appreciation by connoisseurs, and a beacon lighting the way of aspiring genius to Studio City, Manhattan, London, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Budapest, St. Petersburg (name liable to be changed without notice) Shanghai, and Tokyo.

By the time a student decides to illustrate fashions, one should be able to render figures and drapery with professional competence, so a guide to this specialty is not the place for a primer on drawing and painting. The dozen pp Ms. Kiper allots to basics show how the fashion figure and poses differ from classic life study. She goes on for a couple dozen pp showing how the construction of garments is drawn as "flats" for the pattern makers; I bought the book for these pages. The rest of the book shows how she renders fabrics, patterns, textures, and accessories in exquisite detail with a variety of paints and tools, from watercolour to crayon, pencil, sponge, sandpaper, toothbrush, collage --- everything in the kitchen including the food.

At first sight, these illustrations look like spilled paint and burnt toast in a teenager's bedroom, but examination sees the lines defining the figures drawn with the precision of a surgeon's scalpel, the facial features express more mood than live models, the materials seem palpable, and the construction photographically detailed. A consummation of the Grand Style, these illustrations are free as Matisse, colourful as Gauguin, true as Lautrec, and original as Van Gogh. Ms. Kiper dresses the stars, and her art is exhibited in museums.
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By Patricia on Sept. 8 2013
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It's perfect! I use it regularly and I enjoy seeing the different pose positions and various options that can be used. Recommend it.
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Anna Kiper has excellent illustration skills, the style is very alternative,
i love her book, never regret buying it !
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