Fashion illustration resources for fashion professionals by Irina V. Ivanova
HOW TO DRAW FASHION FLATS

drawing flats with fashion croquis

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WHAT IS FASHION-FLAT?

FASHION FLATS BY GARMENT ELEMENTS

FASHION FLATS BY TYPE OF GARMENT

Fashion drawing for fashion industry requires a good croquis (a fashion template).

Fashion croquis is a basic, simplified figure intended to be used as a template, a foundation for creating flats, fashion illustrations or floats.

Fashion croquis is as important for fashion drawing as a slopper is important for patternmaking. Good, professionally designed fashion croquis is essential for fashion illustration or fashion technical drawing.

You can create fashion croquis yourself or use fashion croquis designed and preprinted by professionals. Be sure that fashion croquis which you selected is correct, otherwise all flaws of a croquis will be transferred into your drawings.

Croquis for flats.

  • Croquis for flats is a simplified human figure, more a chart rather than a figure drawing per se.
  • Croquis for flats is typically offered only in static (still) poses.
  • Croquis for flats must be true to actual body anatomy.
  • Croquis for flats must be with all technical lines depicted on a fashion figure (princess line, bust line, hip line, waist line).

Croquis for fashion illustration

  • Croquis for fashion illustration typically has a variety of poses.
  • Croquis for fashion illustration can have slightly stylized proportions (to depict a fashion style better).
  • Croquis for fashion illustration can have a moderate movement.
  • Fashion croquis for fashion illustration should have all or some technical lines (for example: waist line, hip line, balance line). Other fashion related lines (princess line for example) could be included in croquis for fashion illustration.

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