“Fashion designers don't need to know how to draw”
Said at least two of my bosses in my short stints in local casual Fashion brands, where we'd be copying pieces from Zara, Bershka, Mango and even Primark, and looking up some generic bloggers as research.
Those were boring days, making stuff that no one would remember after the next collection was launched, and the worst part is, if you get comfortable and stay too long in one of those jobs, you might never get a chance at the cool brands that were featured on Vogue and such.
Still, I do get why many seasoned professionals would say that Fashion Design has nothing to do with drawing, because the level of the sketches that most Fashion students and new designers are producing is appalling - and I was no exception.
So in this video I want to show a bit more of how I use my beloved Fashion model templates to draw better, faster and stronger sketches during the Design Development stage.
This is a great drawing hack that will:
- save yourself from drawing your least favourite parts, like face and hands;
- make your designs look more believable, since they're drawn over a real person, not a cartoon;
- solve once and for all the issue of the faceless dummy or the muse with only one eye.
While still allowing you to feature your artistic sensitivity with hand drawn/ hand painted clothes and details to captivate whoever sees your portfolio.
Ready to try it?
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