Fashion Illustration

10 illustration books I love

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Hi everyone, time flies. Now it is already Thursday. After a long day at AGA (Amsterdam Grafisch Atelier) screen printing my own collection – Little Isabella, I will tell more about my collection in my other blog some other day. I am really looking forward to have a quiet day today to read something and do some drawings. When I go through my bookshelf, I could not help noticing that I have been buying a lot of illustration books which I am even aware of. They are such a good resource for me to get inspired. These are books which I have or I wish that I can have them. Hope you are lucky enough to have them.

1. Illustration Now

Today’s most exciting illustrators, from A to Z

The Illustration Now! series continually brings you groundbreaking work by the world’s most exciting illustrators. A fascinating mix of established master draftsmen and neophytes, working in a vast range of techniques, Illustration Now! Vol. 3 features 150 illustrators from 30 countries, including information about their career paths, and lists of selected exhibitions. Also included is an introduction by specialist Steven Heller on current trends in the field. This book is perfect for graphic artists, creative professionals and illustration students, as well as anyone with an appreciation for draftsmanship and visual language.

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2. Illustration Book Pro 1 and Pro 2

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3. Big book of fashion illustration

illustrators and graphic designers, this book gives a variety of approaches, techniques and styles for illustrating fashion with hundreds of images.

A visual bible for fashion illustrators and graphic designers, giving an unprecedented variety of approaches for illustrating fashion with hundreds of stunning images. Illustrators from all over the world show a range of approaches, techniques and styles. With illustrators from Singapore to Italy, America to New Zealand, it is the ultimate resource for fashion expression.

‘Fashion enthusiasts, textile students, and those who simply appreciate unusual art will love this collection. A beautiful coffee table book, it brings together hand-drawn, painted, collaged, photographed, and Photoshopped imagery to present fashion illustration for the 21st century. Knitting magazine

‘No true fashionista is complete without a few good style books and Big Book of Fashion Illustration..containing hundreds of stunning images, is a must’. S, Sunday Express Supplement

‘Very rarely do you get a book title that lives up to its name or reputation, but the Big Book of Fashion Illustration “does exactly what it says on the tin”…for all fashion enthusiasts out there, this is a must-read, offering some real design delights and showcasing an impressive variety of different styles and techniques’. Advance Photoshop magazine

‘A Visual Odyssey..this is a remarkable and colourful journey of both fashion and artistic style’. Motorbar
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100 Years of Fashion Illustration
Big Book of Fashion Illustration
Figure Drawing for Fashion Design
Art Deco Fashion
Costume & Fashion From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day
Art Deco Fashion
Mastering Fashion Styling
Twentieth Century Fashion in Detail
Fashion Forecasting
Fashion Media Promotion – the new black magic
Digital Fashion Illustration with Photoshop and Illustrator

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The Age of Feminine Drawing

The ascendance of feminine illustration in the arts & design is a development that has had an enormous effect on today’s visual landscape, not only influencing but often driving contemporary aesthetic practices and trends in all disciplines.

Highlighting the prevalence and importance of the female hand in our modern culture, The Age of Feminine Drawing showcases works from some of the most talented male & female artists in the world whose work underscores this influence and is certain to leave a lasting imprint on their respective fields.

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