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Drawing Lesson 22, Part 2 – How to Draw Fashion Figures

Discover How to Draw Fashion Figures

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In this video lesson, you will discover How to Draw Fashion Figures.

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How to Draw Fashion Figures – Using a Know-How Technique

We continue the creative drawing of the fashion top model, Vodianova. In this “How to Draw Fashion Figures” video lesson you will see the ‘know-how’ drawing technique developed and copyrighted by professional fine artist, Natalie Richy.

When it comes to the subject of “How to Draw Fashion Figures“, various art-working methods can be used, including the constructive drawing. A good strategy to consider when making a constructive drawing is to constantly compare all areas of the drawing to each other. This will help to avoid a common mistake of an amateur artist when http://drawingacademy.com/drawing-lessons/drawing-a-body. Instead of concentrating on one particular area at a time, a fine artist should compare various parts of the model’s body to each other; for example, when drawing arms, you can have a look at the model’s legs or head and compare sizes and proportions.


How to Draw Fashion Figures

Considering “How to Draw Fashion Figures“, keep in mind that observing how the contour line changes its direction is important to get the fashion figures right. Another junior mistake you want to avoid when it comes to the subject of “How to Draw Fashion Figures” is to oversimplify fashion figures outlines. The simplification is good for stylistic reasons, especially in design or illustration artworks. However, in realistic drawing an artwork would benefit from the detailed contour that depicts the shape of the fashion figures. That is why the topic “How to Draw Fashion Figures” must be considered in combination with the knowledge of human anatomy.

In this “How to Draw Fashion Figures” video you will see that just observing the fashion figures is not enough to make a realistic drawing. In the Drawing Academy, I have included numerous video lessons on this subject, including construction of skeleton and bones, body muscles, planes and shapes. Professional fine artists draw not only what they see, but also what they know; this is true for the “How to Draw Fashion Figures” as well.

How to Draw Fashion Figures – Graphite Shading

In the “How to Draw Fashion Figures” video, you will discover how to gain a mastery over the tonal values and strokes when shading. Fashion figures are depicted in light and shade, which give gives them three-dimensional appearance. When shading tonal values, using different gradations of tones, linear hatching is not present in this artwork. However, in some places like face and hands, a fine artist strategically emphasises linear approach. The combination of tonal and linear methods in the same artwork gives an artistic look to the drawing.

Break the drawing down tonally. Visualise how tonal values will be distributed across the drawing area. Squint your eyes to picture main shades and light areas. In this “How to Draw Fashion Figures” video, you will see how a professional artist goes from large to small. Natalie works first on the larger areas of the drawing and then continue to add in smaller details. Working this way helps to focus on broader view first, keeping the overall look of the drawing consistent.

Also, in this “How to Draw Fashion Figures” video, you will see how to progress on the drawing in such a way that an artwork can be finished at any point. This technique provides more creative freedom to the artist.

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