Fashion Illustration

Fashion Illustration - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Class Overview

Express your ideas with fashion illustration! Learn to draw the fashion figure and represent clothing on the body accurately. 

In this class, explore different techniques using various media and stylization. Fashion illustration is a great creative outlet for anyone interested in art, fashion, drawing, or just having fun in a relaxed, low-pressure environment.  If you have a more serious interest in fashion illustration, this is an opportunity to enhance your skills and portfolio. 

We will start by drawing simple shapes, then progress to drawing figures, and then clothing. You will be able to practice drawing figures in various poses. Over time, you will be able to build skills in line quality, color, and composition to create a finished drawing.

The instructor will demonstrate skills, then students will practice them with individual guidance from the instructor. The course includes hand-outs for student reference. Drawing experience is helpful but not necessary. 

Bring any kind of pencil and paper to draw on. You will receive a list of suggested materials to purchase on the first day.

Supplies Needed

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Learning Objectives

Upon full completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Draw a figure with classic 8 head and 9 head fashion illustration proportions
  • Draw figures in various poses
  • Represent key anatomical parts and facial features
  • Apply line quality and value to your drawing
  • Represent clothing on the body
  • Apply color and background to your drawing

Who Might Enjoy This Class?

  • Anyone interested in fashion or illustration. 
  • Drawing experience is helpful but not necessary.


Class Details