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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:

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:
[link] ([link])

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 )
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++
Random-House Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible tutorial ! thank you !
OurHands Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O Just...amazing.
magelite007 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Thank you very much! 
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 ><
TheKawaiiStar21 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for this; it's really helpful :)
DirtyPaws13 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Thank you for this, this is amazing!
Windia-NataHime Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thank you so much!! 
This is so helpful!! :D
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