From Pencil to Pen Tool: Understanding & Creating the Digital Fashion Image Hardcover – Jul 17 2006
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About the Author
Jemi Armstrong teaches various fashion sketching, illustration and computer design classes at Santa Monica College, Woodbury University and American InterContinental University. She actively does fashion illustration for retail and manufacturing clients including Fred Segal and Michael Stars. In addition, Jemi has been involved in costume illustration for film and TV, digital illustration and web graphics. Armstrong appeared on the television show Awesome Interiors, which featured her three-dimensional art pieces and fashion furniture. Lorrie Ivas is Fashion cochair at American InterContinental University where she teaches Introduction to Fashion and was awarded the Outstanding Faculty of the Year award two years in a row. She is a member of the Fashion Group International and the Costume Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
There are some good techniques in this book, but nothing too complicated. I think the most useful part is creating a repeating pattern.
What I don't like:
The example illustrations are out of proportion - 10 heads is too exaggerated and distracting.
The poses are extreme and unnatural. The faces are unfortunate looking.
The illustrations are over-rendered - it is difficult to focus on the clothing when there is so much shading, coloring, highlighting... and then a dog in the background too!
Also - DO NOT take the advice on portfolios. The example of a portfolio website at the end appears amateur at best.
I feel like I can get a better idea of what kind of fashion illustration is considered to be professional and in good taste by taking a quick look at the CFDA scholarship program entrants.
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