Learn How to Draw: Fabric and Folds

In this tutorial, Linda will show you seven basic folds, tools that will help you to simplify drawing clothing for your human figures and draperies for your still life drawings. Additionally, you’ll see these folds in actual clothing so that they’ll be easier to memorize. Linda also tosses in a little physics education, so you can learn how gravity and points of pressure help to create fabric folds.

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Linda Goin

Linda GoinLinda Goin carries an A.A. in graphic design, a B.F.A. in visual communications with a minor in business and marketing and an M.A. in American History with a minor in the Reformation. While the latter degree doesn't seem to fit with the first two educational experiences, Linda used her 25-year design expertise on archaeological digs and in the study of material culture. Now she uses her education and experiences in social media experiments.

Accolades for her work include fifteen first-place Colorado Press Association awards, numerous fine art and graphic design awards, and interviews about content development with The Wall St. Journal, Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, and L.A. Times.

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February 28, 2010 by Linda Goin

Hello Steve. The point behind this article is to help you to SEE folds, not so much how to draw them. An artist draws what that artists SEEs, and if you cannot see how a fold develops or know that there are only so many folds in the science of things, then drawing is that much more difficult.

Sorry you missed the point of this tutorial.

save your money
February 28, 2010 by Steve Dean

Don't waste your time or money on this one- does not really go into the drawing of folds.  This pretty much just has pictures of clothing, and some very small drawings, that do not show you how to actually draw, and look like I have seen them before, so she may have not even drawn them.  Again, save your money.