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June 21, 2011
Suggester's words: How to Draw Cloth - The Basics by ~JaneMere is very thorough and has great tips that are sure to help any artist!
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How to Draw Cloth - The Basics



Wow thanks for the DD! Thank you all!
The next cloth tutorial will come out in one or two weeks.

Here is the first tutorial of Cloth Painting, some basic ideas and important aspects while painting fabrics.
I've also recorded the procedure drawing the white cloth, see the video here:

Welcome to comment and ask questions if something is not explained clearly. But please be sure that your question is not covered in the upcoming tutorials.

The upcoming tutorials will be:

T2: Various types of cloth,
including: wool/cotton, silk/satin, translucent cloth; the thickness and weight.

T3: How to use references, (since it's very important, I think it deserves a separate tutorial)
some detailed information about what kind of references to use, and how to observe them. An example of using tissue paper as a reference.

T4: Various kinds of clothes
tight: e.g. swimsuit
loose: shirt, frills
common shapes of the folds/creases around the body

●About copyrights of the photos used in this tutorial:
page 5: The Marilyn Monroe photo is in the public domain.
page 7: Elie Saab, Spring/Fall 2007 Ready to Wear, Fall 2007 Couture. source: [link]
homepage: [link]
page 8: from Corbis, gettyimages, and:
[link] ([link])

All the copyrighted photos are the properties of the original authors. I'm citing these works only to explain the flow of cloth. No copy in any painting, or other commercial usage should be permitted without the permission from the original authors.

This tutorial is non-commercial, and the usage of photos are following the principles of fair use.
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Cheers, that was really helpful