Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique

ByAnna Kiper

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steve morrison
To be honest, this book is really helpful and useful. If you wanna learn how to draw fashion drawing, this book definitely will help you a lot. So go buy it, and your drawing is going to improve incredibly. :D
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adedayo adeniyi
Great book, not worth the money in my opinion. In-fact, a bit over priced. It was a gift for my little sis however, and the service was timely. It arrived with no problems. i give 4 stars only because of pricing.
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joan kilby
this is a really good book for those who already have a foundation in drawing, it does not show a step by step process most of the time, so it is left for you to figure it out yourself. but i recommend the book for fashion illustration, it is highly inspiring. I noticed improvement in my drawing and rendering in just a couple of days.
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This book has not only enriched my rendering skills, but it allowed me to use the figures from the book to create my designs on.
The book is very technical and teaches all different approaches in rendering, including figures, faces,textures and flats. I highly recommend this book for beginners and professionals. It's a true gem. The price is unbeatable for how much valuable info is in it! Thank you so much. I hope to see more from this artist
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Bottom line Buy this book,The poses and illustration are very modern and very FLY,the best I have seen thus far. It has helped me with my drawing style very much.If your looking for inspiration and good drawing tips for modern ,fashion forward ideals you wont be disapointed.
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Anna Kiper was my first Semester Concepts teacher at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. Her illustrations are amazing. What i love about her book is that is shows marker rendering against painting, she makes them look identical. Also, fabric rendering techniques are amazing, really influenced me as a designer. I love her!
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ana lucia
Love the book, especially the exaggerated movement.
The high fashion sensibility was right on and beyond.
Great for intermediate and advance level students.

Beautiful illustrations, very exiting.
Especially loved the textures section and the condensed demos
where the folded fabric was next to the sample rendering.

Needed more step by step for a beginner.
Too much blue on some of the illustrations.
It was 9 out of 10 stars for me, could not say 4 out of 5.
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jill ramsower
Anna Kiper's Fashion Illustration book is highly visual and entertaining. The illustrations are so beautiful and can be enjoyed not only by fashion crowd but also by people like me who are not connected to the fashion world but simply appreciate the stunning artwork
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margaret arvanitis
Excellent book for the aspiring artist who's not ready for artistic nudity. We purchased this for our teenage daughter and just not ready to expose her to that level of art. We fully know that time will come, but need to wait a little later.
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I am a mature student, having gone back to school as an adult for Fashion Design. I am required to do fashion illustrations for almost all of my classes. I stumbled over this book in a store and it has been my "textbook" go to ever since. When i showed it to one of my professors they concurred that it was likely better than our current textbooks, and we may be moving over to using this book officially in a couple of years. (Bureaucracy tends to be kind of slow).

The book has strong and weak points, like any book. I consider on of the strongest points to be the fluid and graceful poses, and the use of modern looking style and color. Many of the older illustration books for fashion LOOK dated.She does go into very good detail on different ways to illustrate fashion specific design needs. How do you illustrate a figure to show a collar or necklace to best effect? how do you render a pose to show side detail? how can i capture a "sense" of style without going into seam details? or how to illustrate seam details....

Where this book is lacking is in basic drawing skills. The author assumes (perhaps correctly) that this is a skill you would have before delving into fashion illustration. She does NOT go into any basic illustration skills, nor in fact into much detail on basic life drawing.

HIGHLY recommended.

I had previously purchased 9 Heads: A Guide to Drawing Fashion (3rd Edition) as suggested by my Fashion Design professors. Don't get me wrong, its a fabulous book, but its a bit dated. The poses in 9 heads are also often not very fluid. This book is, in my opinion, a fabulous companion book to the standard 9 heads text. 9 heads will also fill in some of the missing information in this book.
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The cover of this book represents more of the author style then the content.
Let's take a look into the figure croquis proportions presented as being 10 heads. Let's call them 10 cells of one head hight each. Down there it is considered the tip of the toe as the tenth head. So one may understand that the heel is on 9,5 heads level. About the torso, frequently in fashion illustration, it is considered three heads from the chin to the end of torso, or in page 9, it measures 7,8 cm. Considering an usual method, the 7,8 cm - torso plus neck - may be divided in thirds of 2,6 cm. Then it is possible to estimate one third for bust line level and the second third for waistline. So one may imagine another way for this figure division. Taking, say 22 cm hight (original total measurement minus 1cm for hight heel) divided by 2,6 cm as "torso standard head" one gets 8,5 heads. And this proportion is very nice and contemporary. Real people have 7,5 to 8 heads. As illustration teacher I consider clearer for a student if it is just presented a 8,5 head figure with smaller Head in the first top cell.
Further on, the pages present figures in static positions or in moviment, full of grace, beauty and elegance.
The rendering is light, full of air. The tones of blue, violet and green predominat in the illustrations do not make them cold but very pleasant. The step by step of color layering is very clear and helpful. The author shows and proves that different media take to equivalent results. And sometimes some media may even potentialize those illustrations impacts.
The flats deserve a particular mention. They are amazingly pleasant, from the simple pencil skirt to highly elaborated garments. If we had to choose a single keyword it would be richness. Keep far from minimalism! I imagine how priviledged or even hypnotized people are by using technical sheets with them.
Very good guide for rendering. One can draw wonderful knits, satins, transparency, embroideries, laces, fur, prints, patterns and much more.
This book also brings basics of male figure and children illustration.
And Anna Kiper gives us the best shoe illustration I have ever seen!
It is a "must have" book for, even by the fact that it is not a total beginner textbook, all of the ones - beginners also - who is passionate for fashion illustration like me. Because is it absolutely necessary to have exemples of such a good illustrator.
What made me buy this book the moment I saw it in the bookstore: I felt in love for these beautiful, charming, persuasively attractive pretty ladies.
Just enjoy!
Apologies for my spelling and grammar.
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david mcconnell
This book is absolutely wonderful. Anna is an industry expert with over twenty years of experience, this is truly reflected in her work. Her fabric renderings are super detailed, and were very helpful to me. As a fashion design student, I use this book every time I do illustrations for a project because it is so detailed. First of all, I learned a lot about figure drawing, more specifically, how to do faces, hands, and feet, which I am sure more fashion students find challenging at times. This book also includes examples of flats and page layouts, which can also come in handy for design projects.

Overall I must say that this book has helped me a lot. It does take many years of experience to become as good of an illustrator as Anna, looking at some of her techniques can be a great way to practice!
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dana at harper
Fantastic book! I have it and i use it as a reference. The book is a thorough, competent, inspiring examination of various illustration styles with vibrant visuals. MUST HAVE. Get this book along with Kiper's second one, called "Fashion Portfolio: Design and Presentation. I have both and i cannot imagine myself working without using them as references. One of the very best in fashion illustration.
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julie balazs
I got this book for a Christmas present, and I am not a fashion designer, but I use this reference for art. It is AMAZING! So helpful and I get so inspired when I flip through it. The techniques and instruction are well worth buying this book.
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Without a doubt, a beautiful and outstanding book on fashion illustration. Pictures galore with a smidgen of helpful hints scattered throughout the pages. An excellent book for anyone interested in learning to draw figures for fashion or just for fun. This book actually shows you how to do it! Love it.
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robin smith
I have been going back to this book for reference on the way different fabric will behave on certain body posture.
It also help me to have example of how certain fabric can be illustrated on paper. There are also many variation of model posture, it gave a source to try out new posture.

Over all, its a useful book for me and its help me understand a lot about trying to draw fabric and how the garment might flow on a body.
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catherine happ
This long awaited book has finally arrived. Pages and pages of fabulous drawings, each with individual style and character. 'Fashion Illustration' by Anna Kiper is an art book first and foremost,
providing the opportunity to look inside the endlessly creative world of the author. Anna shares with generosity her illustration techniques, developed in the course of long carer as an illustrator and designer. The book is a great inspiration and a step by step learning tool for anybody who is interested in Art and Fashion.
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What a great way to learn rendering! Anna Kiper provides modern day techniques to make beginners learn fashion art with style. Her book is comprehensive and a work of art in itself! I would recommend this book to any one interested in learning about fashion illustration! Great buy!
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This book shows the author's talent but doesn't teach anything. Her illustrations are beautiful and inspiring but don't expect any instructions on how to achieve the results. If you are looking for a step-by-step guide, this is NOT the right book for you.
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arash azizi
Although Anna Kiper is a very talented illustrator and shows very good techniques in her book, I have to say this book is not intended for beginner or anyone who doesn't have much experience in fashion drawing. I like the illustration in the book for the most part. I wished there is more instruction on how to do the techniques step by step instead of showing us all the finished drawing. It's a good book for someone who likes to collect books.
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As a fashion student I have gone through many fashion illustration books and none of them compare to this particular one. All the information is there, clear and easy to follow.
Really amazing, for all levels and fashion lovers
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She is a very good illustrator but she doesn't show you how to draw and render in detail. So how anyone can learn from this book?? She show you her talent that she can draw beautifully but doesnt show you the techniques. I think other reviews are fake.
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