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Illustrating Form and Folds for Clothing

by Kurt Jones

In this tutorial, members will learn proven techniques for illustrating realistic form and folds for clothing. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

What you'll learn

In this tutorial, members will learn proven techniques for illustrating realistic form and folds for clothing. We'll begin this process by breaking down specific body parts into simple shapes and examine how they appear in three-dimensional space. Based on this information, we'll learn how we can apply accurate clothing hemlines and edges onto various parts of the body, allowing us to block in articles of clothing. From there, we'll explore a series of common and specific folds and learn how they play an important role in drawing clothing. We'll finish by adding some final fashionable details to some articles of clothing we've drawn. As we'll see, understanding body form and position will allow you to create accurate types of folds for clothing, giving a sense of form, volume, depth, and movement. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword. Along with creating beautiful 2D illustrations,... more

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