Friday, January 22, 2016

The Art of Fashion Illustration by Somer Flaherty Tejwani

Learn the techniques and inspirations of today's leading fashion artists *Plus, tear-out fashion silhouettes to create your own stylish designs!

Includes tear out sheets to practice your own fashion illustration.

The Art of Fashion Illustration is the ultimate guide to fashion sketching. Inside, you'll find more than 150 beautiful illustrations from the international community's masters of illustration and rising stars including Adriana Krawcwicz, Sarah Beetson, Pippa McManus, Sarah Hankinson, Nuno Da Costa, Lovisa Burfitt, and Erin Petson. Peek behind the cloth and enjoy interviews with the illustrators, commentary from influencers in the industry and a discussion of illustration techniques. Expert stylist and fashion writer, Somer Flaherty Tejwani, provides your with an inside scoop on over 30 illustrators.

Along with interviews with the illustrators and fashion influencers, you'll find additional fashion illustration techniques - how artists infuse movement and attitude in their drawings, watercolor versus pencil, insider information, fashion silhouettes and more. Create your own illustrations by using convenient tear sheets that are included in the back of the book.

Fashionistas and aspiring designers will love the inspirations found in this book! You'll be creating stylish and contemporary looks in no time!


"Really find your style. It defines you and makes you stand out from the crowd."
Erin Petson
"I couldn't imagine a life without drawing in it."
Nuno Da Costa
"Not everyone will like what you do, and to be honest, it would be a boring world if evryone did!"
Niki Pilkington

For me, fashion design was always about sketching and drawing to let your ideas out before deciding to create a model. Seeing this book, I thought it was perfect way to learn more about the profession and what is behind the stage.

Let me tell you that I was really impressed by the diversity of the art, the quality of the artists and the way the book was made.

I've liked how you are introduced to the creators with a bio, their advices and motivational quotes to beginners, who will be interested in a carreer in the fasion industry.

Of course, they all have their specificities and I was draw to some of them more than others. But I've really enjoyed reading about their works and how they see it.

You can also see the designers using differents medium: watercolor, sketch, collage, digital, even some street art style. Work with colors or black and white. There is not really a difference with another artists. It's just their attention that is focusing on clothes, materials instead of canevas, packaging or a book cover.

It was a very enjoyable read. Interested. Full of great illustrations, advices and a nice way to see fashion..

*Arc provided by Edelweiss
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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