Join Robin Schneider for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding how fabric drapes, part of Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats.
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In this video, we're going to talk about how to draw a skirt in Adobe Illustrator.…It's important to understand a few basics about fabric and how it drapes before…we can move on to actually drawing the skirt.…It's a little difficult for some people to get this nice soft drape look in…Illustrator because of the nature of the program.…But I've got it broken down into some steps that will make it work.…First, I want to just talk about the hem of the skirt.…Notice how the fullness drapes.…The fabric move forward and back, not up and down.…
I like to think of it as if it's made up of a bunch of smiles and a bunch of…frowns connecting them together which forms a hemline that looks like this.…What happens is the smiles form cone shapes like this which is what indicates drapes.…You want to be very careful to make sure that you keep it shallow and keep…this sort of look to it and avoid scallops, because scallops are not the way fabric drapes.…Scallops are for shells.…Let's get to it.…
- What is a flat?
- Scaling, rotating, and duplicating shapes
- Simplifying and mastering the Pen tool to get you up and running quickly
- Drawing shirts with sleeves, collars, and placket details
- Drawing skirts, trousers, and jeans
- Using custom brushes to add stitching and trim quickly
- Creating and using symbols for buttons, zipper pulls, and drawstrings
- Drawing and rendering croquis with faces and hair
- Creating professional quality layouts
Skill Level Intermediate
Illustrator Insider Training: Coloring Artworkwith Mordy Golding4h 44m Intermediate
Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Intermediatewith Deke McClelland11h 8m Intermediate
1. Getting Started: Overview of Basic Illustrator Tools
2. Drawing a Basic T-Shirt
3. Drawing a Button-Down Shirt
4. Drawing Skirts
5. Drawing a Blazer
6. Creating Custom Brushes
7. Creating Custom Symbols
8. Drawing Pants
9. Drawing Croquis
10. Presenting and Sharing Your Flats
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