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Illustrating Fashion: Concept to Creation Hardcover – Apr 1996


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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books & Visuals (April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563670801
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563670800
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 21.9 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,367,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Based on the assumption that anyone can learn and enjoy fashion illustration Illustrating Fashion-Concept to Creation by renowned fashion artist Steven Stipelman will bring to the beginning fashion artist self confidence and skill by introducing the different step-by-step approaches of drawing the basic fashion figure and by presenting the history of garments combined with drawing techniques. About the author: Steven Stipelman has a professional and teaching career spanning more than thirty years. He has taught hundreds of students and professionals.

About the Author

Steven Stipelman is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and has taught at Parsons School of Design and Marist College. In addition to teaching, Stipelman has worked as a fashion illustrator for Henri Bendel, Estee Lauder, Vogue, and Lord and Taylor. Stipelman also spent 25 years working as a fashion artist for Womens Wear Daily, producing drawings that were highly regarded for their look of effortless elegance. Stipelman has won many awards for his work and has exhibited throughout the United States. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Aug 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is very thorough guide for students to develop their own fashion illustration. His illustrations are excellent and detailed examples of apparel parts are priceless. The only thing lack in this book is showing different illustration styles of other artists (which do not make the quality of the book any less). I highly recommend this book for everybody who is interested in fashion drawing.
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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful
Insightful techniques and easy to grasp concepts 30 July 2002
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I did not realize how resourceful a book this was until I actually sat down and looked through it. I had this book and another fashion illustration book (by Kathryn Hagen) for six months and all this time, I was referencing the other book only to gain insignificant knowledge of fashion illustration. While the other book contains beautifully drawn illustrations, it did little to enlighten me to the techniques, which is important when learning.
I didn't look through Steven Stipelman's book before because I deemed it boring and uninteresting based on a brief flip through. When I actually sat down to start reading it, it all seemed to make sense. What Mr. Stipelman does that other books on this topic fail to really do is to talk about technique and concepts. He outlines standards for drawing croquis (working sketch) in steps, which is a must because a croquis is a foundation for fashion illustrations and will eventually lead to a final drawing.
He also applies the step by step explanation of how to do different poses and how clothing rests on the body in different ways. A big bonus is that he also provides a historical background wherever he can to each section because each period of time had its own ideal for "the" silhouette or body type. It really just ties in well because you get a broader understanding of fashion's past and its relation to the current ideals of fashion.
Whereas some fashion illustration books merely display pages of illustrations done by the author or professionals in the fashion industry, this book is written and arranged in such a way that you feel you're actually in the classroom being taught one-on-one all that it takes to illustrate fashion effectively and beautifully.
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
excellent reference for fashion students 31 Aug 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is very thorough guide for students to develop their own fashion illustration. His illustrations are excellent and detailed examples of apparel parts are priceless. The only thing lack in this book is showing different illustration styles of other artists (which do not make the quality of the book any less). I highly recommend this book for everybody who is interested in fashion drawing.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Great guide to illustrating the clothed figure 6 April 2002
By Reanna - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn figure drawing and clothing. I am studying costume design and found this book to be a great help to me though it is written for fashion illustration. He shows how to draw the basic figure and head as well as other details such as patterns and knits. There is even a chapter on Jewelry!
When I recieved it I was pleased to find that it is a well-bound sturdy (text)book that will survive frequent use and reference on my desk. Though there aren't any color drawings or examples (you will have to find another place to learn about painting and such) this a fantastic book that includes everything else. Another reviewer pointed out that all of the drawings in this book are from the author, which is maybe a bit disappointing, but you don't have to look very far to find other books or magazines with examples.
Though these few things are missing, this book has everything that you need to know to draw the fashion figure, especially if you already have some experience with the art media you wish to use.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
essential 16 Aug 2001
By D. Cury - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Before buying this book, I had already bought 3 other about fashion illustration, but I'm sure that this one is the best, if you want to learn or improve your fashion drawings. Steven S. explains everything you need to know about this subject, from basic lessons to the more elaborated. Every lesson is illustrated with his own drawings, but he is not tendential. He teaches you everything you need to know and also helps you to develop your own style. After I finished this book, I became proud of my drawings and my work got even more valuable.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great Illustartion Book! 16 Feb 2002
By Kasia Mar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book explains principles of fashion illustration ,from basic figure sketching , trough fabric rendering with lots of drawings and examples. I have bought it just when it came out first, and its been very helpful for instant reference.I had opportunity to take a class at FIT with prof.Stipelman and I loved his approach to art, this book is the next best thing if you can't participate in his classes
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