Textiles: Basics is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge of textiles so you can be prepared for a career in the global textile and apparel industry. With the knowledge from this book, you will have the foundation you need to make informed decisions regarding textile materials and textile products and to communicate effectively with other individuals and companies in the workplace.
Create fabulous fashion moments! Drawing on 20+ years of fashion illustrating experience, Jennifer Lilya uses acrylic paint and black ink to show you how to draw the clothes, poses and attitudes behind runway-worthy art. Follow her expert tips, techniques and step-by-step illustrations to draw girls that rock the look, from flirty and fun to strong and sexy.
Illustrated with tons of gorgeous examples, this guide covers everything from assembling your tools and mixing skin tones to the secrets behind natural looking poses and proper fabric drape. Jennifer uses acrylic paint and black ink to create her happy illustrations, and shows you how, too. But you can follow along with markers, pencils or whatever you like! Find out how to:Draw standing and walking poses full of attitude and movement. Use highlights, shadows and line quality to liven up your illustrations. Evoke a variety of facial expressions using loose indications of eyes, lips and noses. Create the look of batik, plaid, leather, lace, tweed and other fabrics. Pull it all together into complete fashion illustrations. Pulsing with style, color and energy, this super-sassy guide will help you move your fashion art forward. Give your girls the spirit and spunk they need to enchant the crowd as they cruise the runway, hit the town or strike a pose.
Myquillyn Smith is all about embracing reality - especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys, pets, and all the unpredictable messes of life. In The Nesting Place, Myquillyn shares the secrets of decorating for real people - and it has nothing to do with creating a flawless look to wow your guests. It has everything to do with embracing the natural imperfection and chaos of daily living.
Drawing on her years of experience creating beauty in her 13 different homes, Myquillyn will show you how to think differently about the true purpose of your home and simply and creatively tailor it to reflect you and your unique style - without breaking the bank or stressing over comparisons. Full of easy tips, simple steps, and practical advice, The Nesting Place will give you the courage to take risks with your home and transform it into a place that’s inviting and warm for family and friends.
There is beauty in the lived-in and loved-on and just-about-used-up, Myquillyn says, and welcoming that imperfection wholeheartedly just might be the most freeing thing you’ll ever do.