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2 August 2009, 07:25 PM   #1
Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 46
I can't draw folds in clothes. ;^;

I'm really bad at it. Dx

I've been practising for ages, and I just can't get it right!

Can someone help me? Please?

2 August 2009, 07:29 PM   #2
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Do you mean shading the clothing?

Will this help?
It's a helpful tutorial.

2 August 2009, 07:32 PM   #3
Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 46
No. I mean like, the way the clothes sit and fold on the body. 

But thanks! That helps a lot! :D

2 August 2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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Do you need a better tutorial?

2 August 2009, 07:34 PM   #5
Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 46
No thanks. ^^

I'm just trying out the stuff the first one shows at the moment. :D

2 August 2009, 07:36 PM   #6
Joined: 18 Jul 2009
Posts: 110
i learned to draw some things by tracing, same way my mother did :D
or copying someones picture for practice. i copied something off of one of my pencil
cases, and i learned how to draw folds. if i wanted to.
'a rose by any other name still draws blood'

2 August 2009, 07:38 PM   #7
Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 46
Ok. I'll try that too!

2 August 2009, 08:51 PM   #8
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Umm, I already gave that link...

2 August 2009, 09:36 PM   #9
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Hey Katie-Pie =] The key thing is shading i think. Just draw a normal line where the crease is and shade darker as it goes in Hope it helped ^^

2 August 2009, 11:31 PM   #10
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Last edited by ‹Syndromic_Wonderland›, 2 August 2009
Er...I'm terrible at folds too. O . O That's also something I need to work on.

Do you mean the creases? Because I learned that the looser a clothing gets, the more
creases it gets. Tight articles of clothing also has folds showing the way it stretches
around the body.

Sorry I'm not much of help. .___.;;
I think this topic would help me too.


Denieru, thank you! The tutorial helped me with a lot with the ruffles/lace/ribbons (which
I am terrible at).

2 August 2009, 11:36 PM   #11
Joined: 15 Jul 2009
Posts: 39
You should try out this website!

3 August 2009, 10:30 AM   #12
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hm... im no good at clothing folds too xD

Well here's a thing i made [in paint LOL]
um... you can just take real clothing as reference  
[that's what i do] or..
first try to figure out which direction the cloth is going.
[if it's being crunched to the left or getting sucked in the middle
or something... ]
then try to find out which part of the cloth is affected, if the cloth is
being pulled in another piece of cloth like the ribbon
like thing i drew up there , then the cloth is obviously going 
to be sucked inwards. 
adding more lines at the point where the cloth is being
sucked in would make it more realistic :
     -- [try drawing more stiff materials that can be folded before the
softer ones. like um... paper. the first drawing up there is that silver
thing [which i forgot the name LOL] is more solid than cloth. well you get the picture.

well i'm no good at explaining things. you just eventually learn xD

3 August 2009, 05:46 PM   #13
Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 22
You should get a towel or something and 
try drawing it like a still life. Or to make it easy
make a model with no clothes on a draw clothes with folds on them.
Remember folds always go down not up c:

4 August 2009, 05:07 PM    #14
Joined: 2 Aug 2009
Posts: 44
Folds? Just stare at people when you go around town or something... Or at school : )
Learning how folds work is better then you just observe it and stuff. o_o// and you can
scribble them down too. Practice makes  better!

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