It can seem like every character in comics is wearing spandex. …and not just the superheroes.
Because so many artists struggle with how to draw clothes, characters often appear in tight, awkward, generic jeans and t-shirts that fit like Spidey’s tights. A few small wrinkles around the joints doesn’t help to create a convincing illusion of reality.
AND she shares some helpful insights that will improve your drawing skills and add greater depth to your character designs…
How To Draw Clothes: Different Types Of Fabric (Video Version)
While drawing from observation is the best way to inform your process of drawing clothing, this video will give you fresh perspective and perhaps a new approach.
In this video, Lora Demonstrates:
- Drawing techniques for representing fabric of various age, weight and texture.
- How to avoid putting in too many folds and when it’s appropriate to add more.
- How to avoid unintentionally “soupy” or “lumpy” clothes.
- How to age and distress the clothes your characters wear.
- How light and shadow varies between different fabric types.
- How to enhance your character designs by giving your characters a fashion sense all of their own.
How To Draw Clothes: Different Types Of Fabric (Text + Images Version)
The text + Images version of this tutorial is coming soon.
Check back in a couple of weeks.
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