fashion studio techniques

Instagram for fashion, design, and business- It’s a visual party! COME

INSTAGRAM for FASHION -LOVE! ( My instagram for fashion feed is embedded here  at the bottom of the page using an awesome “instagram feed” plugin!) Scroll down to see my recent posts right here! My video loaded with everything I learned while I tripled my instagram following in a month while euphorically harnessing the many tricks and tools that beginners …

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Fashion Sketches with Fabric Swatches, laura volpintesta Fashion illustration tribe.

Fashion Illustration Techniques: Textures and Contours

MY LOVES!!! LET’S TALK about the role of CONTOURS in FASHION ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES! …..Edges, curves, textures, and lines.  “Contours” are turning, winding edges. CONTOURS are something I refer to A LOT.  Once you get into discussing visual arts and drawings, it is a vital word.  Specifically, CONTOUR refers to outlines, and edges. For fashion design …

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Why online fashion school? 20 undeniable perks

Why would you want to study in an ONLINE Fashion School???  FREEDOM!!!!!!!! Self-directed learning! Pacing yourself. Flexibility. Enjoyment. Discovery. Depth, and direction. No need to conform. No student loans. No COMMUTE!… In 2008  I was asked to create a fully online version of a fashion design studio course that I had been teaching on campus for years …

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Illustrating fashion in Gouache: a walk-through

 Illustrating fashion designs in gouache: Do YOU GET NERVOUS approaching the blank page? That’s normal. I thought I’d share a few photos step by step of myself illustrating fashion design from a photo/model/dress/design/fabric  that I just loved by KachiDesigns, (who I discovered through AfricaFashionWeek (AFW) and follow on Instagram). My remedy for “blank page freeze-up” is …

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Designing fashion with fashion flat sketches

Designing fashion with fashion flat sketches Hi!  first off I just released a Craftsy.com class all about designing fashion thru flat sketches–designing them, sketching them, from beginner to more advanced. techniques. I’m so proud of it and I adored this experience of working with their brilliant team and filming in their beautiful studios!!!  Really and …

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