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.
Drawing one – charcoal.
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.
Top row made with 8B pencil.
Bottom row made with liner pen.