Beginning Fashion Illustration -101

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Beginning Fashion Illustration - 101

10 hour module | 5 days @ 2 hours | Synchronous online 10 hours of asynchronous work assignments for students

Cycle 1 - Meeting Dates & Times June 14th - 18th 10am- Noon

Cycle 2 - Meeting Dates & Times July 12th - 16th 10am- Noon

Let’s draw together! It’s time to get all of those beautiful ideas and designs out of your head and on to paper learn step-by-step how to render fashion drawings with correct proportion and apply illustration techniques to bring life to your illustrations. You will find your own visual language and unlock your creativity through drawing, from concept to completion with a mini-portfolio.

You will be able to:

  • Learn to draw fashion figures in proportion
  • Learn techniques to render clothing
  • Learn coloring techniques with artist pencils and markers
  • Learn to put together a mini-portfolio

Day 1-

  • Lesson: drawing your stylized drawing: proportion
    • What proportions are used
    • Drawing the 9 head figure
  • Selecting poses: front, side, quarter view
  • Activity: draft 2 figures each for front, side and quarter view

Day 2-

  • Lesson: shading and highlighting the body and drawing clothes onto your figures.
  • Activity: draw 4 clothed figures

Day 3-

  • Discussion: styled figures vs flat.
    • How to draw flats
    • Using croquis
    • Adding garment details/folds
  • Activity: draw 4 clothed figures with details and flats

Day 4-

  • Lesson: adding color and depth and showcasing your work
    • Using drafting markers and using professional pencils
    • Techniques to add depth and details
    • How to create a mini-portfolio
  • Activity: select theme, images for portfolio and draw 4 figures fully clothed for your portfolio

Day 5-

  • Discussion: how to finish your portfolio
  • Activity: draw technical flats and finalize your mini portfolio
  • Finale: presentation of your work and concept, Q&A

Modules will be delivered through zoom-based class discussions, and individual hands-on projects that students can perform at home. No special skills or equipment are required beyond access to a home computer and Internet access. Class sizes will be small (16 maximum) to facilitate inclusion and interaction. 

The program is not for academic credit. On conclusion, students will receive a certificate of completion from the Cal Poly Pomona Huntley College of Agriculture. Each module will run subject to meeting a minimum enrollment.

If modules are cancelled, for any reason, full refunds will be issued promptly.