View Full Version : Tricky cloth folds barricading my way.

01-02-2011, 04:52 PM
If there's one thing about manga drawing I can't get hang of - it is cloth folds.

Seriously, I'm hopeless. I've read so many tutorials, and still can't guess how to fold the clothes on characters to make them look plausible. That's why clothes I draw look shamefully blank. Maybe this is because all characters I've created so far are wearing T-shirts, which don't have much tendency to fold (heh, I just have a thing for T-shirts. If my future girlfriend ever wants to look sexy to me, I'll want her to wear a friggin' T-shirt :D)

Do you have any suggestions what is the fastest way to figure out folds? I dunno, a reference? Copy-drawing a bit? MORE TUTORIALS?

01-03-2011, 10:29 PM
I'm terrible at this too. I think real-life references work best. Grab an article of clothing and draw it.

01-04-2011, 03:38 AM
Click Me (http://www.scribd.com/doc/2062815/How-to-Draw-Folds-and-Clothing) - I think I started drawing folds when I looked at this. Draw what you see there, and then try to apply what you have learned on real-life items.

01-04-2011, 01:47 PM
Hope it helps. Thank you very much.