View Full Version : Drapery and Folds Challenge
05-20-2006, 02:22 PM
This challenge was inspired by Marge's Da Vinci's Drape study (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=347665) thread. Rendering fabric folds is one of the core exercises in drawing and painting. It's a good idea to return to the basic every now and again. Draw or paint these references in any digital painting program and post your work here. Post any observations or insights that you gained through the process.
Here is some information on folds and fold types: http://www.cheeseman-meyer.com/art/drapery.htm
05-20-2006, 02:24 PM
References part 2:
05-20-2006, 02:36 PM
You found some good ones will be working on these later tonight! ;o)
05-20-2006, 02:41 PM
GREAT CHALLENGE DIGIT. Ive been wanting to do a lil drapery study, just never got around to it. Ill definetly have to try these out.
05-20-2006, 03:39 PM
Ok did a quicky while waiting on the washer...Painter 9.5 freehand using a texture brush I made
05-20-2006, 06:10 PM
here's my first kick at the can :) PSP7 freehand
05-21-2006, 12:21 AM
Great job Marge & Jean.
I chose the same one. I started with Chalk in painter, but darned if I can't keep my hands off the watercolor. But actually, I think the combo worked out well here!
05-21-2006, 01:38 PM
Went for the leg this time...lost it once and had to start over! :lol: That will teach me to save often LOL had to do a sketch of this one to get the leg in there. :cat:
05-21-2006, 01:41 PM
Looking Good Marge and Elaine :thumbsup: and heck I never even thought of it as a leg just material , no I'm not blonde just think like it sometimes :lol:
05-21-2006, 02:54 PM
Great folds Jean and Elaine....Jean I don't know if it is a leg or arm I just had to have a foundation to work from :lol:
05-22-2006, 09:37 AM
Was just messing around with this one this morning all freehand doesn't even look like any of the samples LOL
05-22-2006, 01:05 PM
Ok I now feel like I am hogging this thread! :lol:
Did the green shirt...
05-25-2006, 10:45 AM
NOW, this is another great project............geesh, I better get busy. I have to do this as I struggle with material. Thanks for getting us going; great pictures
05-26-2006, 12:19 PM
Yep, I must do more of these.....they are harder than they look...at least to me. Done in painter..did a trace and then...did not follow it much lol
05-29-2006, 07:17 PM
Not mine but a good example that the drapes don't have to be rendered in a photo realistic style to look good. This artist Zorn Anders (look at image file name) has done some amazing work in his past.
05-30-2006, 05:10 AM
Yes a good example Greg
06-02-2006, 12:58 AM
This was a learning curve :o
06-02-2006, 10:03 AM
Fantastic painting everyone! ;o)
06-10-2006, 11:14 AM
A couple of WIPs that I had going before being temporarily sidelined (see here for details: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352066).
Learning a lot about edges and the placement of lights and darks to create them.
06-10-2006, 11:22 AM
Marge: I really like how you've simplied the references. Very nice technique.
Jean, Elaine, TxAggieDarlin: Thanks for taking the challenge. Good stuff!
Greg: Zorn is one of my favorites. The folds are good but I think he excels in his treament of water.
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