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IF approaches illustration in a unique way. By
creating a system of icons that are on each and every page, IF explains the proportion of the figure and flats
on that page, the media used to render the illustration and the composition of the page
itself. These icons can be cross referenced
with the key highlighted in the beginning of the book. This results in the student
learning not only visually but also through the text.
It also means that every single sketch becomes a multi faceted teaching tool that
can be picked apart for discussion in the classroom.
VS TECHNICAL SKETCHES THE DIFFERENCES?
DOWN OF THE FIGURE
IF includes croquis as a template for flats and
technical sketching for the following proportions: Infant, Toddler, Boy/Girl, Junior Girl,
Junior Boy/Young Men, Contemporary Women, Contemporary Men, Missy, Traditional Men,
Maternity and Plus Size. This is the most
comprehensive breakdown of the proportions available and this alone is an invaluable tool
to be used throughout the student years and well into ones professional career.
IF presents the pros and cons of working with the
following media: pen and ink, markers, color pencil, soft pastel, lead pencil, watercolor
and Computer Aided Design (CAD), along with the relationship that these choices have with
the end use of the product and the paper quality chosen for the project.
IF has specifically designed each page to be well
composed and balanced, and then cross references the composition model chosen for that
page. Through osmosis the student will be
trained to see the balance that is so important to an effective illustration.
IF includes breakdowns of the figure from the
initial s-curve through to a fully clothed and rendered model.
IF provides technical sketches and flats for each
proportion and specialty area covered. Also
included are breakdowns of those technical sketches that reflect their usage for overseas
difference between technical sketching and presentation flats is clear and the ability to
cater ones illustration to its end use if of utmost importance.
IF provides the student with learning pages to put them inside the mind of the creator. By denoting in call out form the choices being made and why, IF strives not to teach the students how to design, but rather how to think.
INFORMED FASHION IS ABOUT CREATING INTELLIGENT DESIGN!