Garments: Fashion Drawing and Illustration (Online Short Course)
This course is for beginners, and also more experienced fashion designers who want to improve their drawing skills. Fashion sketching and illustrating are key skills in the fashion design process, and this fashion illustration course will teach you how to draw garments and render materials such as silk, leather and denim using pencils and markers.
You will explore different fashion illustration techniques such as drawing textures using graphite or soft pencil and basic marker rendering. You will learn how to sketch pleats, flares, gathers, necklines, collars, sleeves and more, and will help you depict fabric that drapes naturally, and capture textures and embellishments in your drawings.
You will develop your fashion illustration sketches week by week with feedback from your tutor in online weekly classes. This is a practical course where you are encouraged to experiment with different types of fashion illustration and drawing.
By the end of this course you will have developed your skills to a higher level, and will be more confident in your ability to accurately express your creative ideas. You will also have developed a range of high-quality drawings for your portfolio, that can aid you in a job or degree application.
- Free hand garment drawing
- Garment silhouettes and garment details
- Understanding drapery and volume
- Basic shading techniques
- Highlighting with markers
- Full colour marker rendering
- Depicting different fabrics, textures, pattern and embellishment (using markers, coloured pencils and selection of different pens)
- Tools and equipment hints
- Shading with graphite or soft pencil
- Observational drawing
- Exploring continuous line drawing and tone
- Using tracing method
- Copy and transforming garment illustrations
"Ana was a great teacher she made learning easy and clear." - Sophie, former student
"Ana is the the best teacher I have ever had. I didn't want this course to end!" - former student
By the end of the course you will have;
- Developed the skills to draw and render garments with confidence and effectively communicate and present your design ideas
- Practiced and mastered a range of drawing and rendering techniques
- Produced a body of work that can contribute to a fashion or illustration portfolio
- Received personal feedback on your designs and progress from your tutor
Who is Garments: Fashion Drawing and Illustration (Online Short Course) for?
This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in fashion illustration who would like to learn professional drawing techniques and start to build a portfolio. It is also ideal for aspiring fashion designers, illustrators, prospective fashion students or anyone looking to develop their drawing and illustration techniques for enjoyment.
Level: All Levels.
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/CSM/Chelsea/LCC Certificate upon completion
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.
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.
Online Short Course Materials
To take part in the Online sessions you will need:
- An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Firefox or Chrome)
- The latest version of Java installed on your device
- Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
- Strong Internet connection via WiFi or ethernet; 2G, 3G or 4G will not be sufficient
Course Specific Materials
- Paper and pen to take notes during live sessions