Comprehensive, user-friendly guide combines four vintage instructional manuals by a famous teacher. Step-by-step drawings with helpful comments explain principles of figure and fashion drawing. Techniques include pencil, pen, wash, and opaque.
Perfect as a gift for fashion designers, fashion illustrators, fashion design students, stylish friends, costume history lovers, girly girls, trendy fashionistas, vintage lovers and all fashion enthusiasts. Whether buying for yourself or others, Vintage Fashion Journals make the great gift. Free your imagination and express your creativity with this softcover journal book. Blank with lined pages. Perfect for your thoughts and feelings. Ideal for note-taking, to-do lists, personal reflections, daily journaling, sketching and doodling, brainstorming, dreams, memories, observations and creative writing projects. Lightly-lined writing pages provide plenty of space for writing.This is a medium sized vintage style journal so fits in most purses, backpacks, and totes. Not too thick & not too thin, so it's a great size to throw in your purse or bag!
Secrets of Good Design for Artists Artisans and Crafters
Practical and aesthetically pleasing, this visual meditation on the constituents of good design considers all manner of construction, form, and ornamentation. It answers many questions about design choices, from basic to specific, with clear, concise, and practical directions. The book's appeal lies chiefly in the integrity of its own design, consisting of hand-lettered text and pleasingly styled and proportioned illustrations. Author Burl N. Osburn addresses basic questions — What are the qualities of good design, and how does balance affect design? What is good proportion, and how is ornament used? — and explores design choices in a variety of expressions. Featured arts and crafts include the use of wrought iron, methods of cutting wood, the decoration of clay and leather, the basic textile structures, the nature of the tapestry weave and design of block-printed textile, the development of repeat pattern and the geometry of repeating ornament, and attaining typographic unity. Students learn to analyze a project's requirements, draw up specifications, and design the final product. A valuable guide for teachers and students, this volume also constitutes a practical resource for professional and amateur artists and crafters.
"An inspiring sourcebook for all skill levels, this guide helps artists discover a wide variety of subjects and ideas for their next sketch. More than 140 of the author's own drawings include partially finished details that illustrate how to achieve the desired visual effects. Stimulating topics include nostalgic scenes, old engravings, atmospheric effects, photographs, landscapes, and life itself. "--