Drawing: Sketch a Figure and Define a Silhouette

Lesson 4 from: Making Fashion: Draw, Draft and Sew

Jay Calderin

Drawing: Sketch a Figure and Define a Silhouette

Lesson 4 from: Making Fashion: Draw, Draft and Sew

Jay Calderin

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4. Drawing: Sketch a Figure and Define a Silhouette

Lesson Info

Drawing: Sketch a Figure and Define a Silhouette

So now we're going to work on the figure and where we're going to top it off with that head. So I'm gonna fold... I'm gonna fold this in half again. And I'm not gonna do fourths, I'm just gonna fold it in half again length-wise. And that's again, just for, same process we did for the head. Just so we have a center line for our girl; right here. Here, again, we wanna think about placement, 'cause in theory we would be transferring this over sketches to a board. So I'm gonna do half. Half like this. Okay, now the figure is all about breaking down these sizes again. People have all different techniques, like I said, some people think of the nine head fashion figure, or the 12 head. We're working more about the relationship of the proportions within this particular measurement. So, I'm gonna go halfway right there. I'm going to break this top half into three. And you can always check how equal they are with your pencil. Some people like to use a ruler. So basically, breaking that top secti...

Ratings and Reviews

I love this class, I'm glad I found it. This what I want to learn or add to my knowledge. JayC you are awesome! I need more learning on rendering coloring for illustration for that is. I can't wait to see what's on the other class I will take. Thanks! Signed: rm515jb.

Andrea Leggett

I really enjoyed this and the draping really opened my eyes to what can be achieved. Jay made it look easy so I plan a shot at draping later and will post my effort on Instagram with thanks to him! Thank you Creative LIve for bringing this to me (in the UK) and special thanks to Jay. When I'm in Boston in August I"ll buy you a beer!

Susan

Loved the draping information. It was logical and clear enough to make me want to try it.

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