This course is for students who are passionate about clothing design and are interested in illustrating a fashion collection of their own. Students develop drawing skills and fashion illustration techniques with an emphasis on individual style and expression, inspired by live, clothed models and garments from SAIC's Fashion Resource Center. Students learn the principles of drawing specific to illustration for a variety of fashion applications, from retail to editorial, including the study of body proportions, movement and position, perspective, and how to apply appropriate exaggeration and stylization to create evocative and effective illustrations. Study of fabric texture and drape, and its relation to body form and movement, is also covered. Students are introduced to the work and practices of several important fashion illustrators working currently, and those influential to the history of fashion illustration. Students also gain experience with a range of media, including colored pencil, pastel, pen, marker, and water-based paint. Previous drawing experience is helpful.
"I learned a lot of new skills on how to draw different clothing and how to use different mediums."
—Fashion Illustration Student
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|Class meeting time||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Class meeting days||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday|
|Building and room||Sullivan Center, 734|
|Course instructor||Brady Drose|