Project: The Clothed Figure – Exercise: Fabric with Line and Form

08/08/14

Exercise: Fabric with Line and Form

Throw a piece of clothing or a length of plain fabric (so you don’t get distracted by pttern) across a chair to make folded layers of fabric and then draw two 15 minute sketches using line only with a soft pencil or charcoal.

Struggled not to shade as the charcoal lends itself to this.

Fabric with Line and Form Jacket on a Chair

Fabric with Line and Form
Jacket on a Chair
15 minute sketch in charcoal

Drawing one – charcoal.

Fabric with Line and Form Jacket on a Chair

Fabric with Line and Form
Jacket on a Chair
15 minute sketch in 8B pencil

 

 

Drawing two – 8B Pencil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 5cm squares, draw five minute sketches of different parts of the fabric.  Look at the shapes caused by the folds.  Identify and emphasise the areas of light and shade that will define the form.

Fabric with Line and Form 5cm squares of sketches of different parts of the fabric.

Fabric with Line and Form
5cm squares of sketches of different parts of the fabric.

Top row made with 8B pencil.

Bottom row made with liner pen.

 

 

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