About this course
I used to call this course "Everything but the Girl".
You'll find out why when you work through this course!
WHAT is NEGATIVE SHAPE??
it's something we see and use in design, but it's also something we use in DRAWING from observation- (drawing what we see)
This mini course /workshop will take you into seeing and moving in a whole new way.
While this video here is about negative shape in design,...
the course will take you through exercises in using negative shape to draw more freely and accurately. NO previous experience is required, and yet if you do have experience, this exercise is ALWAYS refreshing and revitalizing for your drawing practice.
Where fashion is a journey into your own self discovery and experience of more love, more life, more color, more creative flow and inspiration.
I'M SO HAPPY to meet you!
You'll see that there are discussion areas after each lesson
where you can ask questions,
post links, photos of your work,
or respond to other students' posts.
This short course will give you a little taste of some of what's to come in my online courses through a 5 video package.
While it's a not a total beginner exercise (but you can do it!) , it jumps in to some of the deeper aspects of fashion illustraiton and art study.
It has two purposes that really contrast:
1. "Negative shape" drawing exercises
help you GIVE UP the kind of control that you
usually try to have when you are drawing, (THIS IS A GOOOOOD THING!)
while waking you up to another kind of control
that you can get from a new kind of seeing.
And the more you practice this, the more you'll LOVE it!
2. "Plumblines" and "proportion" are other concepts that will come into the mix to expand the way you think about drawing and welcome you to my world :0)!!!!
These techniques should increase your creative point of view and your ability to be accurate at the same time.
You can also participate by sharing your work and commenting in the growing group, if you choose.
I hope you'll play along!
Enjoy the videos and thanks for coming!
lots of LOVE,
Laura Volpintesta, founder, Fashion IllustrationTRIBE
Fashion Faculty, BFA and AAS degree programs, Parsons the New School for Design since 1997
2008 creator of Parsons' first fully online fashion design degree studio course.