Costume Design and Illustration
by Ethel Traphagen
Publisher: John Wiley & sons 1918
Number of pages: 230
The designer and the illustrator should both have a knowledge and a keen appreciation of the beautiful lines of the human form, to know what lines are important to emphasize and what to conceal in a figure which may not be perfect. Drawing from the nude is of great advantage to the student, and no serious costume illustrator should be without this valuable training.
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