C ostume Design Graphics is a “draw along” book that addresses the mechanical techniques of figure drawing using proportion, doll, and loop methods and employs visual figure interpretation. Illustrated with a step-by-step process, it also provides a solid philosophy in communication of character through the initial nude sketch. The book presents the fabrication sketch techniques needed to clothe the figure and complete the costume design in pencil—including a study in fabric hang, drape, and line communication. The step-by-step process allows the reader the opportunity to see the developing stages and the thought process of communicating the final costume design.
The book includes valuable examples of drawing techniques, informational visuals such as figure proportions for the male and female body types of all ages, and a section of adapting contemporary shapes for period proportions.