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How to Draw Cloth - The Basics by JaneMere How to Draw Cloth - The Basics by JaneMere
Wow thanks for the DD! Thank you all!
The next cloth tutorial will come out in one or two weeks.

Here is the first tutorial of Cloth Painting, some basic ideas and important aspects while painting fabrics.
I've also recorded the procedure drawing the white cloth, see the video here:
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Welcome to comment and ask questions if something is not explained clearly. But please be sure that your question is not covered in the upcoming tutorials.


The upcoming tutorials will be:

T2: Various types of cloth,
including: wool/cotton, silk/satin, translucent cloth; the thickness and weight.

T3: How to use references, (since it's very important, I think it deserves a separate tutorial)
some detailed information about what kind of references to use, and how to observe them. An example of using tissue paper as a reference.

T4: Various kinds of clothes
tight: e.g. swimsuit
loose: shirt, frills
common shapes of the folds/creases around the body


●About copyrights of the photos used in this tutorial:
page 5: The Marilyn Monroe photo is in the public domain.
page 7: Elie Saab, Spring/Fall 2007 Ready to Wear, Fall 2007 Couture. source: [link]
homepage: [link]
page 8: from Corbis, gettyimages, and:
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All the copyrighted photos are the properties of the original authors. I'm citing these works only to explain the flow of cloth. No copy in any painting, or other commercial usage should be permitted without the permission from the original authors.

This tutorial is non-commercial, and the usage of photos are following the principles of fair use.
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Suggester's words: How to Draw Cloth - The Basics by ~JaneMere is very thorough and has great tips that are sure to help any artist! ( Suggested by Chercitia and Featured by FantasyStock )
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master-splinter Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the best cloth tutorials I've come across. Thanks so much!
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Mizuki-FireFly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Interface Designer
this is sooo awesome! You are so awesome!
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kaecherie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Very helpful, your tips are straight on-point and interesting to read :) 
During your explanation of the forces, it was very simple to read and not too confusing. 
Great tutorial! A++
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Hiaennyddei Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible tutorial ! thank you !
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OurHands Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O Just...amazing.
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magelite007 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Thank you very much! 
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carbonandotherstuff Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoaa!! I found this on pixiv but I couldn't read it because it wasn't my language. I'm so glad found this ><
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TheKawaiiStar21 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for this; it's really helpful :)
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DirtyPaws13 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Thank you for this, this is amazing!
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Windia-NataHime Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thank you so much!! 
This is so helpful!! :D
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MangaErudite Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the clothing folds tutorials. Now, drawing clothing in dramatic ways will become much easier!
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Karonto Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Thanks alot for the info.. great work!
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Writers-411 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This answers a lot of my questions. Thanks!
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Helliaca Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very helpful, thanks m8 :)
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paledust Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
love it
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shiori2525 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't thought to find a tutorial like this. Great one. Thanks a lot
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PetiteNe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMRFG THANK YOU!
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BattyeChan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going to help me so much, thank you! :D
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Luchianguyen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for making this, it's a great tutorial. It has detailed explanations and great tips.
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salimagination Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
thanks
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Blaue-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME TUTORIAL~!!! :wow:
Great job :la:
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LoverOfHTF Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very useful! =D
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raxom90 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANKS A LOT!! I LOVED IT!
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Aidesu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Wow! I really appreciate this tutorial!
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Tainted-reflection Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Great tutorial! Thank you!
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AnimatixReels Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much... :D
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Icicle1penguin Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial. :aww:
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nsterken7983 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! thank you so much
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exorina888 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're great. Thank you <333
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xilverxparkle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love you for doing this tutorial ! <3
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Poichanchan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ikr lol
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Neverstatic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic. Thank you for sharing this tutorial!
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THEAIMANDPS Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU! that really helped! :D :iconiloveitplz:
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YuikoHeartless Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
excelent tutorial thank you so much!:iconrubcheeksplz:
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iisrabbit Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Wow, thank you, this was really informative!
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Yami-Pokegirl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, a good job~
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really helpful! Thank you so much! ^^
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aerhopeful Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this; this is going to be a lot of help for future projects
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Dark-Charmeleon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a ton for making this!
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sincomix Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
this is a great tutorial. sometimes tutorials aren't very clear.
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Josh-Kuro Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, just wow. This surely will help me a LOT, if studied calmly.
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shiawase-usagichan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Basics??? *head explodes*
But brilliant tutorial!!! Very thorough and detailed!!! Thank you C:
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reeniebeanie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
this is super helpful! thanks so much :]
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the-muddy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
well done!
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Rauvlochar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so helpful. Thank you for sharing!
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paularayman Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing tutorial! The best I've seen for now :D
Very helpfull. Thank You!
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ambientdream Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
omg no wonder all my folds looks rigid and unrealistic, after understanding that 'equal length' theory.. now i think i can improve even more !!! thank you so much!!!!!!!!!
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