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Illustrating Form and Folds for Clothing
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Released Dec 1, 2012
Kurt Jones

Guest Tutor

Kurt Jones
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 varies 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. And 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.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:08
Viewing body forms as simple shapes
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Viewing body forms as simple shapes

 
09:04
Applying clothing edges and hemlines
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Applying clothing edges and hemlines

 
08:21
Establishing form for clothing
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Establishing form for clothing

 
07:34
Pipe folds
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Pipe folds

 
09:47
Zig-zag folds
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Zig-zag folds

 
11:22
Spiral folds
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Spiral folds

 
11:06
Half-Lock folds
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Half-Lock folds

 
05:56
Diaper folds
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Diaper folds

 
07:09
Drop folds
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Drop folds

 
07:59
Adding fashionable details
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Adding fashionable details

 
08:19
Recap and final thoughts
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Recap and final thoughts

 
07:02