Practise this method of blocking in until it becomes automatic with you. Every artist, regardless of experience, should block in at least five figures every day. It is surprising how quickly one can grow stale at this art. If it is not practised daily, the figures are apt to be stiff and uninteresting. Even the greatest fashion artists first block in their figures, for they know that no costume is smarter than the figure under it. Just as a beautiful building is soon ruined by a poor foundation, so is a fashion sketch.

Remember to sketch your figures freely in a loose, easy manner and let your eye rove continuously up and down the figure, checking one proportion against another.

These instructions are based upon the fashion figure for the current year, 1935, and upon figures in standing poses dependent on leaning on something. The rule concerning the line of balance is void in figures of action, such as walking, playing tennis, etc.

Dae to ever-changing styles, fashion proportions are constantly changing, hut the measurements and proportions given in the charts in this hook are flexible and easily adapted to current modes. If one should open a style magazine of 1926, he would he astounded to see the contrasts of those fashions with today's. The 1926 silhouette accentuated narrow shoulders and long waists. Today's silhouette favors the normal waistline and natural, or slightly wider than natural, shoulders. But, though fashions change from year to year and from season to season, the figure underneath the garment remains fundamentally the same.

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Fashion Drawing Sections

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