The Encyclopedia of Fashion Illustration Techniques: A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Fashion Design


  • By Carol A. Ninnelly (Author)
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (12 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762435763
  • ISBN-13: 9780762435760
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm

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The latest in our essential Encyclopedia of Art series puts the spotlight on the catwalk to provide a practical compendium of all-media fashion design techniques. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced illustrators, this book takes readers step-by-step through precise techniques used by professionals. Learn to depict fabric textures and folds, work with color and tone to create the illusion of body forms, and transform real-life model poses into stylized figures. Containing a visual gallery of over 500 illustrations to clarify each method described, this book is an essential guide to help designers, fashion mavens, and even amateur doodlers, communicate their ideas and develop a unique graphic style.

About the Author

Carol A. Nunnelly has worked as a full-time instructor in the Fashion Department of the Academy of Art University of San Francisco for twenty-five years. She is listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She lives in San Francisco, CA.