Fashion Design I - Explore the basic principles of developing silhouette
illustrations to fashion industry standards. Emphasis on heavy sketching
practice, basic principles of proportion of the fashion figure and an
introduction to color.
Fashion Design II -
Continuation of Fashion Design I with emphasis on sketching the fashion
figure in more detail. Concentration on how to illustratate specific
fabrics: tafetta, satin, wool, lace. How to achieve a specific look for your
illustrations using methods for drawing makeup, hair and accessories.
Preparation for illustration of line development.
Design I or previous drawing experience
Art California State University, Los Angeles, graduate studies UCLA. Cynthia
Padilla instructs all-media painting and drawing to prestigious
universities, major museums, fine craft centers and art and nature societies
internationally. Padilla enjoyed a 30+ year career in the fashion, applied
arts and decorative design industries, sketching in museums and galleries,
as well as plein air and street scenes across Europe and the Americas.
Called to curate and juror exhibitions, for research and reviews, lectures
and demos, and a travel leader on art tours and retreats worldwide.
Padilla’s warm and encouraging style guides enthusiasts of all levels to
sketch and paint with confidence.
- Assess the realistic figure as opposed to the elongated fashion
- Focus on fashion poses
- Learn basic building blocks of the fashion figure for men, women and
- Understand proportions including hands in fashion, feet and shoes,
face, makeup and hair
- Introduction to color mediums and techniques.
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