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Fashion Figure Drawing (Online Short Course)

Fashion Figure Drawing (Online Short Course)

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Ana Stankovic-Fitzgerald


The best fashion designers draw their own fashion figures rather than work with standard templates. This gives them the freedom to work with different poses, body shapes, and movements, and bring their own style to the figure. Fashion drawing is also important for fashion buyers to enhance their visual communication.

Through proven and simple methods, practice, and feedback, this course will teach you how to draw your own fashion figures, which will open up new creative design and communication possibilities.

Each week a new method will be explored, with the aim of enabling you to draw in a holistic and comfortable way. You will learn how to create your own unique fashion figure templates, suitable for use in the design development process, and for creating fashion line-ups.


  • Sketching techniques and working with pencils
  • Creation of your personal fashion figure template techniques
  • Understanding the fashion figure – proportion, anatomy and movement
  • Understanding the fashion figure – hands, faces, feet and hair
  • Using your fashion figure template for design development
  • Incorporating garments within your created figures
  • Using your fashion figure template to create fashion line-up illustrations
  • Rendering techniques with markers and colour pencils
  • Finalising your personal line-up illustrations for communication and presentation

Course Outcomes:
By the end of the course you will have;

  • Developed techniques for drawing your own figure for fashion design
  • Develop confidence and techniques to sketch the human body
  • Explored different methods for drawing a successful fashion figure
  • Understand the human body proportions and dynamics and be able to apply onto fashion design
  • Develop methods for drawing faces, hands, feet and hair
  • Learned how to incorporate and communicate your garments within a figure
  • Learned different techniques for marker/colour pencil rendering
  • Produced a body of work that will contribute to a portfolio that can be used for the design development purpose or a final line-up illustrations creation of your designs.

Who is Fashion Figure Drawing (Online Short Course) for?
 This course is perfect for fashion designers, fashion buyers, and fashion design students of different specialisms (womenswear, menswear, sportswear, contour, childrenswear, knitwear, etc.) looking to improve their existing drawing skills or bolster a portfolio, or anyone who wants to learn how to draw a human body for fashion.

Level: All levels welcome.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.

Why choose an LCF Online Short Course
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Fashion wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. Additionally all LCF Online Short Courses include;

  • Live sessions with expert
  • Lesson recordings
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • LCF Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here
Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

Ana Stankovic-Fitzgerald has been teaching on a variety of drawing, illustration and creative visual communication courses on different programmes at London College of Fashion since 2003. Ana has pioneered the delivery of practical fashion drawing and illustration courses via an online medium at LCF as well as teaching face-to-face courses.

Originally, she studied drawing, painting, print-making and sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade, specialising in painting. Ana is a member of Association of Illustrators and over the years she’s had freelance commissions published online, in magazines, books, as advertisements and in corporate literature. Her work was selected for the 'Best of British Illustration' in 2001 and exhibited at numerous venues abroad and in the UK including the Royal College of Art.

Ana has the unique experience of teaching drawing in all its stages and across different platforms; from the initial visual research and sketching stages to design development drawing, fashion drawing, fashion illustration, and CAD technical drawing and illustration line-ups, towards final portfolio realisation and presentation. She has a vast knowledge and expertise in utilising & experimenting with various media including pencils, charcoal, ink, watercolours, collage, markers, pastels, acrylics, oils, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Lectra Kaledo Style and various iPad applications for portable devices, including Adobe illustrator Draw and Adobe Photoshop Sketch.

Over the years, Ana has created and delivered numerous drawing, illustration, and creative visual communication analogue and digital courses and workshops for various institutions, museums and galleries in UK and abroad, including Victoria & Albert Museum, Design Museum, Royal Collection, Fashion Space Gallery, Clerkenwell Design Week, Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chengdu College of Arts and Sciences, Sichuan University and Hubei Institute of Fine Arts.

Instagram: @ana.stankovicfitzgerald


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please prepare these materials and equipment for use during the classes and homework assignments.

  • A3 layout pad
  • A3 marker pad
  • Set of soft pencils, B2, B4 or similar
  • Set of skin tone double sided art markers
  • Set of watercolour pencils
  • Various pens, finalisers and similar
  • Selection of fashion magazines

In addition to the materials listed above, you will need:

  • An up-to-date version of the Google Chrome web browser.
  • Microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
  • Headphones
  • Webcam

Finally, a good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).

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