Making the most of your creativitiy

by Martin Dawber

An essential book for all fashion designers and fashion illustrators whether they are learning or looking for new ways to make the most of their creativity. This book takes the reader through the most important uses of a sketchbook, beginning with approaches and sources for research and capturing colour, silhouette and texture, and including drawing and photography. You can find out how to evaluate and appraise your research and establish key elements and themes, with the creation of story boards and mood boards. Next is the design development, where you are guided through testing out ideas, problem solving and garment considerations and detailing. Finally, there is assembly and realization during which you refine the work, and work towards its presentation. There are great exercises to help unleash new ideas and case studies to see how others have worked through their sketchbook to a final collection.

Hundreds of great images from working designers and illustrators as well as other students, this is a great book for any fashion student or professional who want always to make the most of their creative work.

About the author

Martin Dawber is an internationally acclaimed author on contemporary fashion, style and image. A graduate of the prestigious Royal College of Art, he was the Principal Lecturer in Fashion at John Moores University for over 30 years and continues to be globally in demand as a recognised authority on fashion and illustration. He is the best-selling author of New Fashion Illustration, New Fashion Prints and Big Book of Fashion Illustration.

See inside this book

Price: £18.99
ISBN: 978184994114
Extent: 160 pages
Format: Paperback
Size: 250 x 250 mm
Illustrations: 300

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