Fashion Illustration And Fashion Storyboards

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<ul><li><p>Fashion Illustration and Fashion Storyboards </p><p>A few decades ago it seemed that fashion illustration would become less and less important. If </p><p>you've tried illustrating in pencils or paint you'll know why: it's difficult to make changes with </p><p>traditional media. Erasing pencil lines may leave marks. And changing the color of a sketched-</p><p>out garment is nearly impossible. For this reason, fashion drawing often used to come at the end </p><p>of the process, after the designer knew exactly what each garment was going to look like. </p><p>In the last ten years, however, modern computer technology has not only revived fashion </p><p>illustration, but it has made it an increasingly essential part of the fashion design process. </p><p>Probably every fashion company now uses fashion CAD. Fashion illustration has become so </p><p>popular in fact that its influence can even be seen in magazine advertisements for everything </p><p>from cosmetics to dating agencies see if you can spot any next time you look through a fashion </p><p>or lifestyle magazine. </p><p>More importantly for the designer, fashion illustration &amp; medical illustrator now comes at the </p><p>beginning of the design process. Or it can be used again and again, while developing a collection </p><p>over a few days, weeks, or longer. Harper Arrington's Storyboard Creator along with Digital </p><p>Fashion Pro allows stock illustrations to work and rework illustrations, just as they might rework </p><p>fabric on the stand. Being able to quickly and easily change the shape or length of the skirt, </p><p>body, sleeve, or neckline, etc., means that designers are able to play' with the designs, come up </p></li><li><p>with new concepts, and refine their design ideas. Fashion is a serious business, but fashion </p><p>drawing should be fun. Its main purpose is to get the creative juices' flowing. </p><p>Most designers will develop several basic shapes for each collection, while changing the fabrics, </p><p>textiles prints, and length of garments. One T-shirt might have a round neck. Another might have </p><p>a V-neck, while using the same body. Or the designer might want to adapt a pencil skirt, </p><p>shortening the length and changing details such as using buttons instead of a zipper. </p><p>Another important feature of The Storyboard Creator is that it allows designers to easily change </p><p>the color and fabric of the garments they are illustrating or experimenting with. In earlier times </p><p>fabric swatches were often stuck on the paper, alongside the illustration. If fabric swatches </p><p>weren't available to the designer, stock illustrations didn't always convey what the garments </p><p>would be made from. Today, designers can scan and drop in their own fabrics, or work with The </p><p>Storyboard Creator's Digital Fabric libraries including knit, denim, leather, satin, and plaids. </p><p>Unlike hand-drawn illustrations, those created with The Storyboard Creator give you a great idea </p><p>of what the manufactured garment will look like. </p><p>Read More </p></li></ul>