This class explores sketching and the many ways to create illustrations to depict your sweaters. It is aimed at helping knitwear designers but can be equally fun for any knitter who might want a way of cataloging or sketching their own sweaters. Deborah will present a variety of sketching styles for the group to study and analyze, and then the hands-on work will begin! The textures of knitting—in illustrative form!—will be explored, as well as different ways to draw sweaters, bodies, and forms. Sketching with different tools will be practiced, too. No previous experience is required: This is a class to meet you where you are, at any level. Just the desire to learn to draw is required! Deborah, who is self-taught, has been doing fashion illustration for decades and presents her ways of working that are meant to be FUN, not hard work! Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; have made a sweater or accessory
Bring a couple of regular pencils, a pencil sharpener, good eraser, a dozen of different colored pencils, pens and markers, and a large drawing/sketch pad approx 11" x 14" with smooth paper, NOT watercolor paper. Bring 1–2 sweaters, ones that you have made or would like to learn to illustrate.