Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fashion Art: Part 6 (Putting It All Together)



·        Putting it all together
For this segment, you will put together all of the knowledge and skills that you have learned from this course.  You will have 3 different sets of assignments to choose from or you may do all three; it is your choice. Below are descriptions of each assignment for this project & a checklist of what you will need to complete them:

o   Fashion Sketch & Design
§  Create & design your own mini fashion line.  Your line can be for either men, women, or children. Start with creating a mood board/collage for inspiration. Your mood board can be about any concept (e.g., a movie, architecture, a location, food, or even other fashions).  The possibilities are limitless.  Be creative!
Next, sketch your fashion figures anyway you like.  Draw 3-5 fashion sketches. Remember create flat drawings for each one of your designs.  Try to be as precise as you can with your flats.  Remember, your flats are the blueprint for your spec sheets & getting your designs made.
Lastly, make copies of your sketches so you can use later as a reference or for your portfolio.  *The next step is optional: Add fabric & color swatches to your final sketch.  You can use an art program to make your color swatch & use digital images of fabric swatches from the internet or you may purchase actual swatches from a fabric store.
·         Check List
o   Poster Board (size is optional)
o   Images from books, magazines, internet, photos, etc.
o   Scissors
o   Adhesive/glue
o   Drawing paper (sizes from 8x10 - 11x14)|
o   Pencils (1 mechanical pencil)
o   Coloring mediums (pencils, crayons, paint, markers, etc.)
o   Erasers (1 kneaded eraser)
o   References for fashion figures/croqui

o   Fashion Illustration
§   Draw a portrait of a model wearing the latest fashion trends (clothing & accessories) on a mock fashion magazine cover.  You may use an actual magazine cover for inspiration.  The title of your magazine & its sub-titles can be anything you want whether you make up your own or from an actual magazine.  Be creative with your fashion model & color scheme.  Your background could be plain (e.g., black or white) or you could design it any way you please.  The important thing is to unleash your creativity! 
·         Check List
o   Source(s) of inspiration (e.g., mood board, magazine, internet, TV, etc.)
o   Drawing paper (size 8x10)
o   Pencils (1 mechanical pencil)
o   Coloring mediums (pencils, crayons, paint, markers, etc.)
o   Erasers (1 kneaded eraser)
o   References for fashion figures/croqui
o   Ruler
o   Templates or stencils

o   Beauty Illustration
§  Option One- Create a cosmetics ad by drawing a women’s face with the make-up product you want to promote.  For example, if the product is eye-shadow emphasize the eyes, and so on.  Although it is not an emphasis, draw a hairstyle on your model.
·         Check List
o   Source(s) of inspiration (e.g., mood board, magazine, internet, TV., etc.)
o   Drawing paper (size 8x10)
o   Pencils (1 mechanical pencil)
o   Coloring mediums (pencils, crayons, paint, markers, etc.)
o   Erasers (1 kneaded eraser)
o   Ruler
o   Templates or stencils

§  Option Two- Draw a pair of hands, palms facing down.  Use the tutorial in Part 3 as a guide to illustrate your hands.  Make sure the hands you draw have nails.  The length & style are optional.  Create your own original nail art on the fingernails. Design them any way you like!
·         Check List
o   Source(s) of inspiration (e.g., mood board, magazine, internet, TV., etc.)
o   Drawing paper (size 8x10)
o   Pencils (1 mechanical pencil)
o   Coloring mediums (pencils, crayons, paint, markers, etc.)
o   Erasers (1 kneaded eraser)
o   Ruler
o   Templates or stencils


You have now completed this entire lesson!  You should be very proud of yourself.  You have learned quite a bit about the various forms of fashion art from fashion design to mood boards, and much more!  We have covered a lot of material and you’ve worked very hard.  If you are interested in the field of fashion art (illustration & design) this lesson should be of value to you.  In order to explore any art forms where you draw people, you have to have a basic understanding of how to draw the human form (i.e., the body & the face).  Please take your time with learning and going over this lesson.  Use it as many times as you’d like, practice as many times as you need to, and have patience.  I wish you continued success on your artful journey!


*Please Read*
The purpose of this lesson is to give you a general outline of the fashion art & design industry with a few lessons & tutorials.  It is not a comprehensive course that should be taken as a short cut to an actual accredited college course, however, it can be a pre-cursor because the information is valuable.



 
·        Resources
o   Fashion Templates/Croqui
§  Sketch My Fashion Now  sketchmyfashionnow.blogspot.com
§  Fashion-Illustrations Tumblr fashion-illustrations.tumblr.com
§  Fashion Figure Templates fashionfiguretemplates.com
o   Fashion History
§  Fashion Through the Decades fashionthroughthedecades.blogspot.com
§  Fashion Era fashion-era.com
o   Flat Drawings

o   Art Supplies
§  Jo-Ann Fabric joann.com
§  Blick Art Studio dickblick.com
§  Mister Art misterart.com
§  Michaels michaels.com
§  Art Supplies Online artsuppliesonline.com

o   Fabric Outlets
§  Jo-Ann Fabric joann.com
§  Hancock Fabrics hancockfabrics.com
§  Made By Rae made-by-rae.com
§  Sew Mama, Sew sewmamasew.com
§  Fabric Mart Fabrics fabricmartfabrics.com

o   Fashion Colleges
§  East Coast
Parsons New School for Design newschool.edu/parsons
Rhode Island School of Design risd.edu
Maryland Institute College of Art mica.edu
Wood TobĂ©-Coburn School woodtobecoburn.edu
Berkeley College berkeleycollege.edu


§  Mid-West
Kent State University kent.edu
University of Cincinnati uc.edu
School of the Art Institute of Chicago saic.edu

§  South
Savannah College of Art and Design scad.edu
Bauder College atlanta.bauder.edu
International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT) – Orlando iadt.edu
Wade College wadecollege.edu
§  West Coast
Academy of Art University academyart.edu
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising fidm.edu
San Francisco Art Institute sfai.edu
Academy of Couture Art academyofcoutureart.edu
§  International
Central St. Martins (London, England) csm.arts.ac.uk
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Australia) rmit.com
Koefia (Milan, Italy) koefia.com
International Fashion Academy Paris (Paris, France) ifaparis.com
Bunka Fashion College/Bunka Women’s University (Tokyo, Japan) bunka-fc.ac.jp/en
National Institute Of Fashion Technology (New Delhi, Delhi)nift.ac.in

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