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Design Sketching 1

In the fashion world, new clothing designs are presented in the form of hand-drawn sketches before being chosen to go into production. Designers start with a croquis, a quick sketch of the traditional fashion figure that serves as the basis for the design of clothing and accessories, then add color and details to the garments. This is a basic course in making a designer’s sketch, in which students work from live models to learn drawing skills, fundamental anatomy, and the dynamics of movement in preparation for producing fashion illustrations. Attention is given to both the fashion figure and human proportions. Prerequisites: none.

Lynne Levin
Lynne Levin
LYNNE LEVIN is an award winning professional illustrator, working in fashion and advertising. She is skilled in formal portraiture as well as in life drawing.  Her pastel nudes hang in collections worldwide. In her 23 years at PARSONS, she has taught in AAS, CONTINUING EDUCATION and PARSONS ACADEMY. Currently teaching DESIGN SKETCHING1,  she has formerly taught COLOR THEORY, FASHION CORE, PORTFOLIO, a...
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Jan 26 - Apr 20
10:00 - 12:30 PM
Spring 2019
CRN 5236
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What you will learn
  • How to successfully draw a balanced, well-proportioned fashion figure.
  • How to draw a designer’s sketch using a live model.
  • How to represent human anatomy, garment shapes, fabric draping and types, textures, pattern and line quality in your drawings.
  • Ideas, inspiration, and a variety of techniques used to solve fashion design challenges.
  • Learn to work in a loose, artistic manner in larger paper formats (14x17).
  • Develop personalized illustration style and “fashion look” through model observation.
  • Gain knowledge in detailed analyses of various professional artwork examples and styles.
  • Master various media, which will be introduced during step-by-step instructors' demonstrations.
  • How to develop a quick and accurate methodology of fashion design sketching from models.
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