Fashion Illustration Midterm Review Packet

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Fashion Illustration Midterm Review Packet. Line: the distance between two points. We talked about many different types of line. Be able to recognize picture examples of each type. Lines come in a variety of types… Outlines Contour lines Cross contour Gesture lines - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Fashion Illustration

Midterm Review PacketLine: the distance between two points.We talked about many different types of line. Be able to recognize picture examples of each type.Lines come in a variety of typesOutlinesContour linesCross contourGesture linesCalligraphic linesImplied linesOutline

Contour Lines Lines that describe the shape of an object and the interior detail.

Cross Contour Lines

Cross contour lines are drawn lines which travel, as the name suggests, across the form. Cross contours may be horizontal or vertical, or both. Often, in more complex forms, cross-contours will be drawn at varying angles. Gesture Lines- Line that are energetic and catches the movement and gestures of an active figure.

A mood board is a tool used by designers to help them get a good idea of what their clients are looking for. Mood boards are basically collages of items such as photographs, sketches, clippings, fabric swatches and color samples. A mood board can be actual or virtual. A mood board is used by many different types of designers such as those in fashion and interior design.

Calligraphic Lineisflowingandvaries in thickness moving from thin to fat in a graceful way

ImpliedLine Lines that are not really drawn but that you perceive as being there

CroquisThe adult human form is 8 heads Tall.

The drawn fashion figure is usually 10-12 Heads Tall

The drawn fashion figure iscalled aForeshortening

To shorten the lines of a figure in a drawing to produce an illusion of projection or extension in space.For Example In this drawing the arm appears shorter to give the impression that it is sticking out in front of the body.

You will see this exact drawing on the midterm!

REALISTICPROPORTIONThis drawing is very detailed. The proportions are accurate.You will see this exact image on the midterm and will need to recognize it as a REALISTIC PROPORTION DRAWING



This figure is really elongated to enhance the style of the dress

DISTORTED PROPORTION Enlarging a feature for emphasisThere isnt a lot of detail in this drawing but the head was drawn bigger for emphasisLinencloth woven from flax.The earliest records of an established linen industry are 4,000 years old, from Egypt.

Interesting Note:When the tomb of the Pharaoh Ramses II, who died 1213 BC, was discovered in 1881, the linen wrappings were in a state of perfect preservation after more than 3000 years. When the tomb of Tutankhamen was opened, the linen curtains were found to be intact.


In fashion, asheath dressis a type of dressdesigned to fit close to the body, relatively unadorned. A sheath dress typically falls around the knees or lower thighs.

TunicTHEN - a loose garment, typically sleeveless and reaching to the wearer's knees, as worn in ancient Greece and Rome.NOW - Atunicis a loose-fitting shirt that looks sort of like a long shirt or a short dress.

Togaa loose flowing outer garment worn by the citizens of ancient Rome, made of a single piece of cloth and covering the whole body apart from the right arm.

Megan Fox in a toga-inspired Kaufman Franco design.

Nefertiti 14th century b.c.Queen of Egypt as the wife of AkhenatonNefertiti is known for her beauty. She remainsrenowned for her beauty after her death and during her life as a queen.


This Egyptian artwork shows the Priest Nebsini holding a blue lotus flower

This plant is known to be associated with rebirth. This is a consequence of it supposedly retracting into the water at night and emerging again fresh in the Sun the next day. The Egyptians therefore associated the lotus flower with the sun which also disappeared in the night, only to re-emerge in the morning. Therefore the lotus came to symbolize the Sun and the creation. ScarabScarabs were popular amulets (good luck charms) in ancient Egypt.They were generally intended to be worn or carried by the living. They were typically carved or molded in the form of a scarab beetle

Egyptian style opal inlay pendant

EgyptomaniaEgyptomania was the renewed interest in ancient Egypt during the nineteenth century as a result of Napoleons Egyptian Campaign (17981801)

The famous Obelisk (Washington Monument) in Washington, D.CVeilsThe well-bred lady wore a veil in public for the most of the medieval period. It was shocking for a grown woman to display the hair- which was seen as a lure to good men.

Veils worn by the wealthier and more fashionable were pinned in many overlapping layers, as shown in this painting. It is unclear why such a fashion developed.It seems that veils could be made from a variety of fabrics in the middle ages- ranging from fine opaque linens to gauzy barely-there silks. For the poorer woman, thick wool was both a practical and warm option to provide protection from the elements.gorget square of fabric draped under the chin to cover neck (often accompanying the wimple)

A gorget covers the neck alone and was usually draped upwards and tucked into either a head-dress or styled hair.Wimples And Gorgets


It appears there is no one standard size or shape to the wimple other than it passes under the chin and over the neck. It can be a rectangular piece which wraps around the head and neck or a circular piece with a hole cut for the face. There seems to be no one correct way. Some appear to be scanty and other quite voluminous depending on the time period.

The most modest way to wear a wimple was over the chin, not under it.

Awimpleis a garmentworn around the neck and chin, and which usually covers the head. Henninacone shapedhat,sometimesextremelyhigh,withaflowingveilorpieceofStarchedLinen aboutthecrown,wornbywomeninthe15thcentury.

These were worn more in France and were rare in England. cotehardie


hip-lengthformenandfull-lengthfor women,


A surcoat was an outer garment commonly worn in the Middle Agesby both men and women. It can either refer to a coat worn over other garments or a loose dress usually of rich material

HouppelandeThe houppelande was a thick, heavy outer gown, lined with fur, worn over a slim fitting tunic and chemise. By the early fifteenth century it had developed a long train, large turned-back collar and lavishly long sleeves.

large, voluminous sleevesDalmation sleevesDagged Edgesa decorativeedgethat was commonly used to distinguish and beautify the clothing of the Medieval Period

oneofaseriesofdecorativescallopsorfoliations (leaf shapes)alongtheedgeofagarment,cloth,etc.


A sewing technique.Ruching is a French term which means to gather, ruffle, or pleat. Ruching is the technique in which fabric or ribbon is gathered in a repeating pattern to form ruffles, scallops, or petals. Watercolor TechniquesBe able to recognize what technique these images are

Watercolor TechniquesWet-in-Wet - A faded, blurry look achieved by applying paint to an area where there is still wet paint.

Resist - the use of oil pastel to draw an image before applying paint.

Even Wash - Even horizontal brush strokes of the same color across an entire area Sponge - Applying paint with paper towel or a sponge

Sea Salt - Sprinkling salt onto wet paint and removing when dry

Blotting - The use of a paper towel or sponge to remove recently added wet paint. Gradual Wash - Intense color that evenly blends to a lighter hue. Plastic Wrap - Placing a crumbled material on top of wet paint to create a textured look

Dry Brush - Adding paint to an area with very little water on the brush

Cardboard - Dragging paint on the paper with a hard edged tool to make designsIllustrator Tool BarSelection ToolPen ToolLine ToolRotate ToolEye DropperFill ToolDirect Selection ToolType ToolShape ToolPen Tool Eraser Tool Stroke Fill Tool