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Archive Illustration | Ela Marita Avitabile


Dr Sketchys Anti Art School Sketches

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 | Folio, Illustration, News | No Comments

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Random Sketching from 2010

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 | Folio, Illustration, News | 1 Comment

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Fashion Illustration Courses

As there has been a lot of interest in the fashion illustration course at Central St Martins, I decided to give a quick rundown of the details.

Central St Martins in London, UK is one of the world’s top fashion schools.  They offer short courses in addition to their main courses.  There are many to choose from in all subjects, including design, drawing, patternmaking, marketing and computers.

The course I chose was called Fashion Sketchbook, which took you through the sketchbook development stages.  The main class time was spent learning how to draw the figure correctly from a live model, and how to interpret this into a fashion figure.  We went back to the foundations of design and as you can see by my loose illustrations on the folio page – they are not fashion designs yet.  They are the conceptual stages of shapes, textures and colours used to manipulate the shape of the body.  I am still developing my skills and what I learned in that course has had a huge impact on my perception of design.

Click the link below to find out more about short courses at Central St Martins:


Post Central St Martins Course

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 | Illustration | No Comments












Central St Martins: Fashion Illustration Short Course 2008

This course was fantastic because I had been concentrating on interpreting other people’s designs as a Patternmaker.  I realized that true creativity comes from the subconscious mind, and conceptual drawing or painting might allow you to explore different ideas and then translate them into clothing designs.  I am continuing to explore this in my spare time!


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Beetroot Dot-and-Cross 2008

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 | Folio, Illustration | 1 Comment
Beetroot Dot - and - Cross

Beetroot Girl

Drawn with a spoon and left over beetroot juice in my lunchbox, at work in London 2008.

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Halo Girls 2008

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 | Folio, Illustration | No Comments

Frock Coat Halo

Bubble Halo

70's Halo

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Ladies 2008

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 | Folio, Illustration | No Comments

A few quick fashion design drawings – not thinking too much about the designs themselves – but letting my style of drawing lead the way…

Three Ladies

Skirt Ladies 2007

Collar Girls 2007

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80’s Style Sophistication 2007

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 | Folio, Illustration | No Comments

80's Chicks

80's Jumper

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