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In your entire lifetime one must have at least once wondered that how good sketches of a professional designer looks.  True, the sketches drawn by a professional fashion designer do looks smooth and clean but it’s not an easy task. However today I will give you some techniques to create fashion sketches and that too very neatly.

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Traditional method of painting

To create sketches, there are other platforms available other than just paper. Graphic software is such platforms. A graphic software or image editing software manipulates visual images with the help of a computer. One such software is Adobe Photoshop. Also to improve the creative process there is another tool called Fashion Sketchpad which is a revolution to the designing world. If you want to get rid of the preprinted female croquis then it’s much easier and faster to get a professional quality and proportionate designs on paper but my advice is to start off with a pencil so that one can learn the ABC of designing.

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Sketches

Now To create a sketch of an elegant woman of 20’s, follow the steps:

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Fashion Sketchpad

  1. Always start with the balance line, also known as the body’s center of gravity. This is the line along which the figure is balanced and it extends from the base of the neck till it meets straight to the ground. Then draw the head at the middle of the line. To draw a head sketch, a large circle and a smaller circle on below it. Connect these two on sides as shown.
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Step first

2. Measure the head and draw nine small dashed of equal distance apart then number them from chin(#1) to bottom(#10). Then for the top half body and extends it from 1 ½ heads as shown below and you are done.

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Step 4

Now to create a body with movements, draw the balance line and put down 10 marks then tilt one side on the shoulder line. Tilt the right hip so to show the walk movement but with opposite side higher.

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First step.

Thus by tilting different parts of the body the rest of the body movement will follow suit. Anything that is above the high hip will follow the bend of the shoulder and anything which is below the hip will follow with the bend of the hips.

Also another cardinal rule is that the leg that comes from the high hip cannot be tilted and this foot must be on the balance line.

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Moving figure

Easy wasn’t it? Apply these techniques and let me know how they went.

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