Drawing is a visual expression used to convey your own thoughts and feelings towards a subject whereas illustration is a tool of visual communication for people to visualize and understand the subject by looking at a picture rather than the accompanying text. We at JD Institute of Fashion Technology have put together some basics that you need to understand before you decide to step out on your journey to become a full-fledged Fashionista!
It is an indisputable fact that all you need is a pencil and a scrap to create art and let your imagination run wild. Over the many million years, humanity has managed to amass a wealth of knowledge about the ways of expression with art. It is true everyone has the freedom of expression and expressing through art and drawing are as personal as it gets but let’s put it in little boxes to help the rest of the population to understand all about drawing.
What is Drawing?
Drawing is the foundation of many creative arts and we have established the meaning of drawing as a form of visual expression used to convey your own thoughts and feelings towards a subject. One of the most essential skills that you need to become a fearsome fashionista with exceptional skills of a Fashion designer! Fear not. we at #JDInstitute are prodigious at teaching our students, especially for absolute novices whose unexplored drawing skills stop with a stick figure in all these years.
Forms of art/drawing
Here’s a little list of all the different ways you can express your feelings and thoughts on a subject. Some of the forms of art or drawing are Cartoon drawing, Caricature drawing, Gesture drawing, Line drawing, Figure drawing, Photorealism, Perspective drawing, Pointillism, Scratchboard drawing, Silhouette drawing, Sketch drawing and technical drawing. That’s a lot to learn. You would only need to learn a few of the basics to develop the foundation of the drawing skill.
JD Institute of Fashion Technology offers Diploma, BVA degree, Degree, Advanced diploma, Master Degree in several design courses across industries in Fashion Designing, Fashion Communication, Interior designing, Jewellery designing, Product designing, Graphic designing, Photography.
Do you need to be skilled at drawing to be a Fashion designer? – Not really. Drawing is an essential skill in Fashion designing / Jewellery designing / Interior designing. Line drawing, sketch drawing and Silhouette drawing are the most you would learn in most of the listed courses. It is not a very hard skill to learn and develop. More than drawing, illustration is the inevitable part of the Fashion industry. So, let’s learn what an illustration means and how it is important in Designing.
What is an illustration?
Illustration is a tool of visual communication for people to visualize and understand the subject by looking at a picture rather than the accompanying text. In much simpler terms, it is a drawing that is used to explain something. For example: As an interior designer, if you are trying to make the client visualize the layout of a floor plan. All you need to do is draw the concept that you have imagined would be right for their requirements. This is called illustration.
Types of Illustration
Here are the few ways you can learn to use illustration as a means of visual communication. Some of the forms of illustrations are Narrative illustration used for story-telling, decorative illustration used for surface design and adornment, Informative illustration used for emphasis on facts (Maps, Settings and such), Conceptual illustration used for emphasis on an idea using content, from or both, constructed images.
Do you need to be skilled at illustrations to pursue designing?
Communication is an essential part of any industry. Designing is no different. You need to learn and develop the skill of communication and more importantly the art of visual communication through illustrations and drawings to communicate and explain your work with others.
Your new little steps in an industry that is as vast and diverse as designing needs careful attention and seasoned mentorship. Your choice of Designing course needs an expert hand to help you make the right choice to grow and progress in your chosen career. You will also have access to all the relevant resources assigned to you and will enroll with us.
We at JD Institute of Fashion Technology have seasoned faculty experienced in helping the growth and progress of their students for over 34 years, since 1988. Every course and college of JD Institute of Fashion Technology issues accredited certificates. It gives you an edge of Pan-India network and seasoned alumni for a good foothold in the Fashion industry.