Drawing fabric using line and tone
Here I am throwing a piece of cloth over a chair and will make a pencil line drawing of it, looking at the shapes caused by the folds:
And in tone:
So obviously I was struggling with the chair- but I was also surprised at how difficult I found it to draw the cloth.
The theory behind folds and geometrical patterns:
Another go at line and tone:
The tone drawing is slowly starting to look like a cloth, but the line drawing is still far from it.
Some trials with various media:
I did NOT expect this exercise to be so difficult! I will continue with the course and keep returning to this fabric drawing.
Another look at fabric and folds:
Slowly getting there..
Mosquitonet and a thick blanket on my bed:
I believe you can see that the mosquitonet is thin and the blanket thick, but the folds of the blanket still don’t look good. I am really taken aback by how difficult this exercise is for me. I knew I would struggle with figure drawing- but cloth! How difficult can it be to draw some folds! Very apparently.
One more trial with a sheet rolled together on a stool.
This was a “found scene” that attracted me, but in hindsight it would be better to sketch a cloth with the ends sticking out- they give a lot of information about the shape. I think you can see the folds and surface, but it becomes a weird unidentifyable object here.
And now Clara- get on with the course! I seem to always get stuck on the first exercises of the chapter for far too long- time to move on !