Laura from FashionIllustration Tribe

Laura Volpintesta BFA Parsons 1995, founded Fashion Illustration Tribe, an educational and community site for fashion design and illustration, after 15 years teaching Patternmaking, Draping, Sewing, and Illustration, Portfolio, Concept Development, Tech Design/Drawing and Model Drawing. Moved by a desire to "undo" the unrealistic proportions predominantly used in fashion art and to inspire fashionistas to get the skills to create their own images for fashion's future. Balancing technical and professional with creative, Laura's online courses and live workshops/ lectures inspire fashion designers from beginner to more experienced to look at sustainability, diversity, positivity and joy in their design processes, business models, images, and messages.

patternmaking and draping for fashion design with Laura Volpintesta

Fashion Pattern and Draping Studio: Flares and Yokes

Fashion Pattern and Draping studio: Flares and Facings tutorials LOTS OF FREE TUTORIALS ON THIS PAGE BELOW! FOR MORE, JOIN PATTERNMAKING DEMYSTIFIED COURSE ENROLLMENT CLOSES SOON! LIFETIME ACCESS COURSE WITH SUPPORT IN OUR PRIVATE COMMUNITY SPACE. Free Studio Class time- How about just ONE principle? (Umm or 2) Yokes  (or horizontal stylelines) can be highly […]

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figure drawing for fashion and beyond: MODEL DRAWING MAGIC online course by Laura Volpintesta


Figure Drawing is a journey ⚡️FOUNDATIONS of FIGURE DRAWING⚡️ how about a five week, live group program training bringing you into fluency in #figuredrawing for #fashion, #costume, #illustration and especially profound personal experiences of satisfaction, discovery, curiosity, inspiration and joy??🤩 BODY LANGUAGE starts 3/8/2024 and runs for 5 Fridays on Zoom.  We’ll start by creating


online live fashion drawing/ figure drawing/ model drawing program on zoom! Learn to draw figures and fashion


***Body Language LIVE program enrollment opens again in 2025***–00000001-000b-4489-52b1-00000000bdf4/salespageBUT WAIT-  for a comprehensive self study with rich content (demonstrations, exercises, and curated image resources for sketching) dripping out weekly over 16 weeks, MODEL DRAWING MAGIC digital course  incrementally and intentionally changes how you move and see in relation to drawing and most especially MODEL


fashion drawing/ model drawing/ figure drawing online course for fashion illustration

BODY LANGUAGE : Figure Drawing bootcamp

Body Language: Model Drawing It’s back! My 5 week Live Figure Drawing/ Model Drawing Program  on Zoom,  5 “Fashion Fridays” for learning model drawing (for costume, fashion, design, profession, pleasure or play).   We start live 3/8/2024 meeting 6:30=8:30 online. We’ll sketch from standing, posed, expressive figures for 5 weeks and I’ll share everything i

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color blocking fashion model drawing exercise for fashion illustration by Laura Volpintesta

Color Blocking Exercise for Fashion Illustration

Fantastic Color Blocking Exercise for Fashion Illustration Color blocking is an extremely powerful fashion drawing exercise – Illustration by Laura Volpintesta Color blockYes, you can read this article, but it’s NOTHING without action! I encourage you RIGHT NOW to grab colored pencils (if your paper is smallish like up to letter size) or oil pastel

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