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Drawing Tutorial: cloths by gabboge Drawing Tutorial: cloths by gabboge
Ok this is my fist.... well my second but the first one will be posted right after this one. Ok here goes.....


this is not the average tutorial that gives you a step by step prosses on how to copy the work you see on your screen. Rather I intend to give more "Pointers" That will eather help you get started of help you see somthing you may have missed.

OK.... #1 starts us out with the shap of a t-shirt, this is what I will be using for an example.

Now go to #2. The black spots are what I like to call "tension points" these are points in wich the normal flow of the cloth is disruped causing folds. The ones I maked are not the only ones and they do change when your drawing diffrent poses. First off, you must imagin how the cloth reacts to whatever your charecture. Like this picture. They are what I determined to be the most prevelint tension points on the body. All lines start fome these points and fan out. The thing you want to avoid most is contradicting lines.

OK go to #3

A) ok you see how I drew it going round the back there? Ok, just wanted to point it out.

B) you dont have to draw all of the folds, somtimes you can just do the beginings of them and let the persons imagination take hold after that. Als you can further follow up the lines with shading.

C) I always just show a little folding at the end, I figure it blows the most in the wind s most the time your gunna get a little folding at the end.

anyway I know that wasent a verry good tutorial but after I got down to actualy doing it, it was harder then I thought. My feet tutorial is much better.
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halls123 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This really helped thank you sooo much :D
Fantasy--001 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
this is really good advice nice tips XD
LegendaryAura2 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Thanks billions for making this.
Yakkov Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This will help me when I need some cloths help.
Bravebeat21 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Aww... this is made of awesome T_T
Weswolf27 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008   Writer
I just came across this, it really looks helpful, especially for the fact that I've been having problems with clothes
Ishton Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thnks 4 the tip:3*that really helped me out*
gabboge Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
np, thanks for checking it out
kujiki-san Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
omg! what a great help! now i can make better cloth folds XDDD THANKS!
SilentDeath360 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Helped me ALOT. Thanks, I've been working on this self-portriat thingY, and this is helping lot.
gabboge Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
np at all. Glad I could be of help.
DrGonzo79 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
No its OK. Helps to get a first grip. Thanx!!!
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