20 Ways to Draw a Dress and 44 Other Fabulous Fashions and Accessories

20 Ways to Draw a Dress and 44 Other Fabulous Fashions and Accessories by Julia Kuo

A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers

Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538850
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: 20 Ways
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This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustrating fun.

Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes - black dresses, summery hats, stylish shoes, faux fur coats, and much, much more--with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Dress. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized dresses are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw.

Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author's uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Dress!

Julia Kuo grew up in Los Angeles and studied illustration and marketing at Washington University in St. Louis, where she has also taught illustration. (Most of this book was completed right by the lovely Forest Park in St. Louis.) Julia currently lives in and works out of Chicago for most of the year and Taiwan in the winter. She illustrates children's books as well as editorial pieces for newspapers and magazines. Her clients include ScienceFriday.com, the New York Times, Hachette Books, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan Publishers. Her illustrations have been honored in American Illustration, CMYK magazine, and Creative Quarterly. When she's not drawing, you might find her running around in a national park and looking at moss. See more of her work at www.juliakuo.com

Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538850
Series: 20 Ways
Illustrations: 900 illustrations
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in x 0.5 in / 215.9 mm x 254 mm x 12.7 mm
Introduction    4
Draw 20…
Cocktail Dresses          6
Necklaces                    8
T-Shirts                        10
Men’s Coats                12
Jackets                         14
Heels                            16
Sunglasses                    18
Handbags                     20
Pajamas                       22
Little Black Dresses      24
Fur Coats                     26
Pants                            28
Men’s Hats                  30
Swimsuits                     32
Blouses                        34
Animal Prints                36
Watches                       38
Cardigans                     40
Skirts                           42
Scarves                        44
Sportswear Items                     46
Traditional Asian Outfits            48
Night-Out Tops                        50
Evening Dresses                       52
Flats                                         54
Hats                                         56
Ties                                          58
Summer Dresses                       60
Tunics                                      62
Bracelets                                  64
Sweaters                                  66
Sneakers                                  68
Rings                                        70
Work Dresses                          72
Men’s Suits                              74
Sandals                                    76
Earrings                                    78
Coats                                       80
Belts                                         82
Button-Downs                          84
Ponchos                                   86
Traditional European Outfits 88
Shorts                                      90
Gloves                                      92
Boots                                       94
About the Artist                        96