Whilst starting to consider the drawings needed for the Storyboard and my planned Photomontage I realised that my understanding of the drawing of clothes and drapery was all too weak. I started to research how to approach drawing clothes more effectively.
The following were some of the more useful articles I found on the subject:
- Clothing and folds illustration: https://juliajm15.deviantart.com/art/Clothing-and-Folds-Tutorial-543588852
- Character and Creature Design Notes: Famous Artist’s Cartoon Course: Lesson 9: Clothes and Folds: http://characterdesignnotes.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/famous-artists-cartoon-course-lesson-9.html?m=1
- A selection of articles and other links on the subject: http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/drawing-lessons/drawing-faces-lessons/howtodraw-clothingwrinkles-tutorials.html This one is of particular interest: http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/drawing-lessons/things/articles/draw-draped-figures.html
- A simplified version, intended for anime: http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawing-Anime-Clothing-Folds/
- A Pinterest board of other potentially useful material: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/dhsarquol/drapery-and-clothes/
In essence: Clothing and drapery follows a few basic patterns based on the supports and forces applied to a piece of material. The pattern will vary according to these forces and the properties of the material itself. My interest for observational drawing is two fold: To help me see what is going on, and to help me work out how to draw material which the pose is slightly adjusted from what is being observed.
The following provides a good example: https://twitter.com/TrueArtPage/status/909545013440327680