Character Costume Figure Drawing: Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers

Tan Huaixiang

January 9, 2018 by Focal Press
Textbook - 438 Pages
ISBN 9781138211711 - CAT# Y290554


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-This book is a staple in Costume Design programs; it is highly regarded as the best book available on theatrical hand rendering.

-Step-by-step, illustrated tutorials demonstrate exactly how to draw a figure, a face, and body details.

-Tutorials demonstrate how to draw and paint different types of fabric


Character Costume Figure Drawing is an essential guide that will improve your drawing skills and costume renderings. Step-by-step visuals illustrate the how-tos of drawing body parts, costumes, accessories, faces, children, and different character archetypes, such as maternal, elderly, sassy, sexy, and evil. By focusing on the foundations of drawing bodies, including body proportion, bone structure, body masses, facial expressions, and appendages, this guide shows you how to develop sketches from stick figures to full-blown characters.

The third edition features a new chapter, Digital Mixed Media Costume Rendering. This chapter introduces the basic usages of Photoshop tools to enhance and improve costume designs, in order to provide easy delivery design ideas to the director and design team, provide easy changes and alterations during the design process, virtually apply actual fabric swatches over costume sketches, and help visualize lighting effects.

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