Drawing Smocking - University of Fashion

Drawing Smocking

Drawing Smocking

Smocking is one of the most interesting design details. In this lesson, you will learn how to draw and illustrate smocking on a stylish halter blouse. Once you have mapped the fashion pose, our illustration expert will share secrets on how to make your smocking look dramatic and artistic. You will be inspired to apply this detail to different areas of your designs, such as on pants, skirts, swimsuits, the ideas are endless! Once you have learned how to draw this design detail, add to your portfolio by learning how to draw cascade ruffles, pleats and cowls.

Module Description Step
1 Mapping the Pose & Ruffle Pleats 1-9
2 Shading the Smocking 1-11
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MODULE 1 • Mapping the Pose & Ruffle Pleats

Step Description
1A Start this lesson by mapping the gesture of the fashion pose, beginning with plum line, the neck and the shoulders. You will add the figure’s torso and arms next. Finish the gesture by mapping the other side of the figure’s torso and arm.
1B Add the figure’s jawline.
2A We will begin by planning the smocking on our turtleneck collar. Using a curly pencil line, map the ruffle edge of the collar.


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