For Fashion Week NYC (February 12-19), we count down our 10 favorite fashion doodle books!
Brought to you by Pantone, creator of the color-matching system used by designers, printers, and manufacturers, this one is for serious sketchers, fashion illustrators and designers. It’s loaded with a glossary, color palettes, and figurative templates ready to be taken to the shows and dressed by your designs!
Fashionistas can familiarize themselves with over fifty iconic designers while coloring in illustrations by book designer/illustrator Carol Chu and fashion blogger Lulu Chang.
Part of a series that lets you to draw alongside Julia Kuo, an illustrator based in Chicago and Taipei.
Prolific illustrator Nellie Ryan hails from New Zealand and once worked for fashion designer Jasper Conran. Her series of doodle books are chocked-full of drawings that you can create or complete.
I remember when I first saw one of Rosie Flo’s charming Coloring books in a neighborhood toy store in Brooklyn. There are now a dozen in the series created Roz Streeten with her daughters (whose combined middle names form the series’ namesake). This one pops out so kids can stage their own fashion shows—so fun! And, you can share your art with Rosie Flo and maybe win a prize!
5. Color It Chic: By You and Nancy Riegelman
This book is big—256 pages of clothes to color and draw by the author of 9 Heads: A Guide to Drawing Fashion. There is a follow-up focused on Accessories too.
I love the girlie-ness of this book—it’s adorned with curly type and soft colors. Doodlers will not only enjoy designing and coloring this book, but they’ll love the bits of fashion trivia as well.
Follow illustrator Frances Moffatt’s drawings or invent your own designs in this fantastic fashion workbook.
Originally from Calcutta, India, Nina Chakrabarti, creator of this popular series studied at Central St Martins and Royal College of Art (London). They’re full of gorgeous drawings and fashion inspiration. You may not have couture in your closet, but you can dream about (and create) them in this doodle book!
I’m most excited about this book—which comes out next month—because I’m a HUGE fan of Gemma Correll, author of What I Wore Today and pug expert. She’ll not only inspire you to draw, but she’ll likely make you laugh.
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