Drawing Together Episode 47: Drawing Fabric

Drawing Together Episode 47: Drawing Fabric

this episode is Part of the Drawing Together live video series – learn more here

This is the first we’ve tackled this subject in the series. Today, we’ll be working on capturing the folds and texture of fabric, exploring the subtle shifts in value, observing the play of light and shadow, and trying to express the texture of the material. Follow along using this reference image, or work from life using your own fabric: https://bit.ly/30ApM38

We want to see your drawings! Share your finished pieces and any tips with us in the comments section below.

Today, I’m working with:

  • Tan Toned Paper
  • Ebony Pencil (4B, 6B, or darker graphite will work)
  • Kneaded and Rubber Erasers
  • White Charcoal or Pastel Pencil
  • Shading Stumps

In this session, we’ll cover:

  •  Drawing and sketching fabric
  • Drawing Texture
  • Realistic shading techniques


Upload a picture of your drawing in the comments below.

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  1. This wasn’t what I was hoping for but I tried ?. For a while it looked like a pile of ears. At least it resembles fabric now. LOL. Great practice session.

  2. Well I thought I had finished so took the photo.. now I see all the “unfinished” spots as well as the “unnatural” highlights. Oh well spent hours on it and I am done…. thanks for another great challenge (I actually though this would be easier than it was).

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