Hello my friends and welcome to another
Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and today we
will go over ¨how to draw drapery¨. The first thing we need to do when drawing fabric is to work out how the folds fall [laughter] in this case, they will fall from the
hips down toward the center. We have nice long flowing lines and some short ones on the sleeves of course. Drapery is a term used in art which means cloth, curtains, or clothing hanging in loose folds. And here I’m just going over these
folds darkening them. The principle we need to remember when drawing fabric, is that any point of support becomes a center from where the folds radiate. In this case mainly the hips are supporting and from there the folds go down. Since she is walking, the legs stretch the fabric a little bit and so they become a
point of support on the sides. This leg for example as it is stepping forward, pulls or stretches the dress, and sends the folds from the outside in. I’m drawing some shorter ones in that direction and since this dress is very
loose they can hang to the bottom like so. Now, the structure of every fold we
can basically, roughly, simplify it to three planes, three or four planes. One which would be the front, which of
course will be the closest to us and usually the one catching the most light. And then we have two sides, which may or may not be visible. These sides roll all along the front plane, and they as they turn, arrive to the back plane, the one from where it all starts, which also may or may not be visible, and
if it is visible that will be the darkest the one touching the skin or the
glass if it is a curtain, and stuff like that. The folds tend to have gentle turns and therefore the shading is soft, but beware of the fact that sometimes as they turn they project a cast shadow on the
surface below and that can be a much harder line. Also some wrinkles instead
of very rounded can be sort of squarish, may have an angle and so the change of
lighting would be more sudden. With the kneaded eraser we can pull some lights and so make the folds more visible. Let’s make a nice drop like this from her
forward hip, which is the support of the dress of this nice Thailandese woman as if falling very loosely… I’ll fast forward this very rapidly, because pretty much it will be the same as on the other one. Please let me know what do you think
about this, and what else would you like to have tutorials on. And it’s ready! If you enjoyed it please give it a LIKE!
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39 Replies to “HOW TO DRAW DRAPERY – FABRIC- CLOTHES – Easily”

  1. Thank you so much Leonardo for teaching us many wonderful techniques. Can you show us how to draw an Oriental face? Thanx again 👍❤️

  2. What beautiful serene drawing Leonardo…. Two beautiful women taking a peaceful walk on a beautiful day!!!! Gracias

  3. A piece of fabric can turn me on. Fabric is like fire, hot stuff to draw. And one of the easiest things for a painter to kid himself into thinking he can do. Great vid.

  4. Very nice piece of drawing !.. Congratulations Leonardo, you rock !.. 👍 💖 🕊 and thank you for sharing !.. Beautifull artwork !..

  5. I'm not an artist
    I'm subscribed to the channel
    I watch his each and every video
    Idk … Isn't that the aim of an art

  6. Beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Do you do more in depth video and I am trying to understand perspective so I can do more in depth drawings. That is what I am watching now do you have anything for this?? Just wondering. Your voice is so relaxing to listen to. I want to revisit a drawing done of Venice that I did a long time ago and messed up with perspective. So now trying to really learn it to get it done once again. I understand parts but when it gets really detail I get a little lost I guess. LOL So trying to watch and learn as much on it as possible. Thanks again for sharing.

  7. Very beautifull, and instructive. Did you use a reference photo for this drawing?
    (I still think you overuse the word "easily"😁)

  8. I always love and appreciate when you discuss techniques for how different things are rendered, like this one

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