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I'm sure it will do what it says on the cover...
on 1 November 2013
I got this book with my 13yr old daughter in mind - she mostly draws fashion. But I have had a good study of it, and toyed with a few sketches to try out some of the tricks of the trade too.
The book starts out with pages of inspiration from the sketchbooks of top designers past and present and a foreword by Zandra Rhodes. You can instantly see that despite all developing their own style, the basic techniques of fashion drawing have all been honed and practised by them all.
We then move on to drawing the body - those elongated legs, and slim bodies with the half side-on pose. If you get the proportions right it all falls into place. Then you have to clothe it - and this section takes you through all items of clothing you may choose - from cloche hats to kitten heels, ball-gowns to cargo pants. It's all there.
I thought it was marvellous. My daughter isn't a fan of the unnaturally thin and super-long body (good for her!) and wasn't quite convinced about the suggested proportions, but she was certainly interested in all the clothing drawing styles. I hope she will be inspired by this book. An ideal gift for young fashionistas who want to improve their drawing.