Today a new basic post about what we need to start. You already know pencils and all grades (for fashion drawing you will need only the “B” pencils: from B to 8B or 9B, depending on the country that produces them.) Pencil brands that we would recommend are: Koh-i-noor, Staedtler, Faber Castell, Toison d’Or.
All the time we give the dimensions following this rule: WIDTH x HEIGHT. So if you receive a brief when doing a collection and the dimensions are 210 x 297 mm (meaning 21 x 29.7 cm), it is for sure a portrait format. If you receive the following dimensions : 297 x 210 mm, this mean the format is landscape. A 4 formats: Many paper size standards and conventions have existed at different times and in different countries, but today there is one widespread international ISO standard (including A4, B3, C4, etc.), versus a localized standard used in North America (with: letter, legal, ledger, etc). The paper sizes affect writing paper, stationery, cards, or some printed documents. The standards also have related sizes for the envelopes.
A 4 is 210 x 297 mm
A 3 is 420 x 297 mm
Each time we double the small side and then we can find the right dimensions of paper. Be careful at the name of the paper sizes: A4 is smaller than A3, even the number itself (4) it’s bigger than the other one (3). Please see the following sketch, print it and have it near for the future exercises. There is no need to learn it by heart. All you have to know is how you obtain all dimensions starting from the A4 page size.