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Over seven hundred black-and-white illustrations, precise descriptions, and costs for an unlimited array of upscale women's clothes and niknaks seem between those highlights from infrequent Twenties B. Altman & corporation catalogs. Stylized drawings of flappers depict refined clothes, bathing fits, cloche hats, sneakers, and extra. a variety of clothes for males and kids is integrated.

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She considers this piece-by-piece procedure, with all the pieces coming together to create the Ånal work of art, the fun part of the illustration process. º Audria Brumberg began her path to illustration via graphic design. She never thought about illustration as a career but as she became active in the graphic design community in New Aork, clients began to notice her illustrations. indd 29 10/31/14 4:24 PM 10/31/14 3:26 PM Text Job: 10-42056 Title: RP - Art of Fashion Illustration DTP: LY Page: 29 InÛmences A Brumberg came to New Aork from the west coast during the recession, which made Ånding work di‫ٻ‬cult at Årst.

Wendy Plovmand uses a technique that she describes as a mix of hand-drawn elements, which she creates using pen, pencil, and watercolor, and then scans to digitally manipulate in Photoshop. Her work begins by researching words and images that she’ll use as reference or inspiration for the piece. She works in layers, adding detail upon detail to create what she describes as a collage technique. Something unique to her style: She will often incorporate one piece from a previous work in a current work—creating a symbiotic relationship between her art pieces and manifesting a kind of family hierarchy.

Indd 45 45 THE ART OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION | PART 1: THE EMERGING MASTERS Veronica in Lace ¹This is probably one of the sexiest pieces I have done! At the time I was shopping for lingerie to wear under my wedding dress and could not Ånd a single thing I liked anywhere. º McManus explains. ¹So I think I had underwear on the brain, and when I’m obsessing over something it comes out consciously or subconsciously in my work. I made up this bralette from everything I had taken in over my underwear search, and it left me wondering why couldn’t the things I conjure up just appear out of thin air the way they do when I paint them?

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