Author(s): Julia Kuo
The best way to learn to draw is to DRAW! And this exciting little sketchbook is going to help you do just that. From cover to cover, this book is filled with 900 inspiring, modern drawings of little black dresses, summery hats, stylish shoes, faux fur coats and much, much more-plus plenty of room for sketching your own versions of all these delightful fashions. 20 Ways to Draw is an exciting new illustration series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers fun and sophisticated exercise books that help foster a creative spirit and provide learning tools and inspiration. This latest addition to the series focuses specifically on drawing and sketching fashion. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrations of a single fashion item, for example: dresses, shoes, hats, bikinis, scarves-with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Dress. The stylized items are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations gives you a different interesting approach to drawing a single item. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Dress!
JULIA KUO grew up in Los Angeles, California, and studied illustration and marketing at Washington University in St. Louis. She currently works as a freelance illustrator in Chicago, Illinois. Julia designs stationery, illustrates children's books, concert posters, and CD covers and paints in her free time. One of her gallery shows featured paintings of street fashion shots from Face Hunter. Julia's clients include American Greetings, the New York Times, Little, Brown and Company, Simon and Schuster, Capitol Records, and Universal Music Group. She is also part of The Nimbus Factory, a collective of two designers and two illustrators specializing in paper goods. Her illustrations have been honored in American Illustration, CMYK magazine, and Creative Quarterly.