Contents – Advanced Fashion Drawing, Lifestyle Illustration


Preface and Acknowledgments


Chapter One


Chapter Two

Elongating the Figure using Verticals, Horizontals, and Diagonals

Chapter Three

Beginning a Vocabulary of Shapes

Chapter Four

Line Quality

Chapter Five

Composing the Figure within an Environment

Chapter Six


Chapter Seven

The Computer and Illustration

Chapter Eight

Fabric, Prints, and Texture

Chapter Nine

Finding Your Voice

Chapter Ten

Breaking the Rules


Picture Credits

Further Reading


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In this brush and ink image for Christian Dior Beauty, Petals, I used a number of the drawing premises found in this book: line, shape, value, composition. Working in today’s lifestyle illustration market not only demands technical knowledge, but also constant practice: drawing, experimenting, challenging yourself, and challenging the rules.