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Fashion Books: Drawing / Illustration

Perspective Without Pain By Phil Metzger

This book really delivers. Despite my proficiency at drafting, perspectives always scared me. This book helped me overcome that fear. It made me realize how easy perspective can actually be. I blame my drafting teacher for all those years that I wasted living in fear! Knowing perspective will significantly improve your presentations and make sketching and arrangements much easier.

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain By Betty Edwards

This is the best book on the market if you want to learn how to draw realistically. In my opinion, this is a skill that is very important for anyone. Even if you’ve already developed your own style, at some point you might like to try a different style and you’ll find yourself stuck. When you can draw realistically, and are familiar with basic techniques, you can easily change the way you express yourself at any time.

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook: Guided Practice in the Five Basic Skills of Drawing By Betty Edwards

This is the second edition of the best book on the market if you want to learn how to draw realistically. In my opinion, this is a skill that is very important for anyone. Even if you’ve already developed your own style, at some point you might like to try a different style and you’ll find yourself stuck. When you can draw realistically, and are familiar with basic techniques, you can easily change the way you express yourself at any time. The main difference between this and the first edition is that she talks much more about our creative right side of the brain.

Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery: Solutions for Drawing the Clothed Figure By Burne Hogarth

While, I wouldn’t say this is a must-have book, it’s a great reference if you are into fashion illustration or any kind of illustration for that matter. The book is heavy on images which is great if you are not big on reading.

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