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How To Draw Clothes For Cartoon Chibi Characters!

teacher avatar Patricia Caldeira, Illustrator | Digital Artist | Designer

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Resources

    • 3. Drawing A Simple Everyday Outfit

    • 4. Drawing A Dress

    • 5. Drawing A Summer Outfit

    • 6. Drawing A Winter Outfit

    • 7. Assignment

    • 8. Conclusion

    • 9. Bonus: School Uniform!

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About This Class


Do you want to learn how to draw clothes for your cartoon chibi characters?

Do you want to make adorable outfits in an easy and uncomplicated way?

Then this is the class for you.

In this Class, you're going to learn how to create an assortment of different outfits for your characters one by one.

You'll start by drawing simple outfits, from Everyday clothes to Dresses.

And go to more complicated outfits like Summer clothes with a cute hat, and some cozy Winter clothing.

Not only that but I've included an assignment for you to better practice your new-found drawing skills and a BONUS video with a new adorable outfit for you to try out.

So are you ready to begin?

Enroll now and improve your cloth drawings today!

- Patricia

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Patricia Caldeira

Illustrator | Digital Artist | Designer


Patricia Caldeira is a Freelancer Artist working in Illustration, Design and similar Artwork.

She graduated in Graphic Design and Multimedia and soon after started working on her own independent company "Don Corgi", doing work for several Streamers, Game Developers, Youtubers and even selling Cards and Social Media Icons at her Etsy Store.

You can find more about her and her work at Don Corgi's Portfolio Website.


In the recent past She has:

- Co-Founded the Don Corgi Art Group;
- Collaborated with Programmers, Game Designers, Musicians, Youtubers, Twitchers and more!
- Taught over 14.000 people on different platforms;

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1. Intro: Hi. Would you like to draw clothes for your characters? Do you want to draw adorable quotes in acute Chevy style? Then this is the course for you. Drying clothing on the character can seem like a tough skill to learn, but it doesn't have to be. This is why I've created this class that details everything that you need to do step by step, to draw amazing outfits for your characters. With this skill, you'll be able to draw different clothes in a simple and easy way, and we discuss this skills can be yours. This class starts with simple shapes and outfits were drawing clothing one step at the time . Going from sketch all the way to a colored final character at the end of the class will draw some more advanced outfits with extra pieces off, grow things so that you can take your quoting drawing skills to the next step. If you just want a breathless, trying quotes for your characters, you don't need to worry. I'll give you a very simple based character that you can download and use to draw, closing or even print out Andrew outfits on top the class as all these readers split up so that you can watch them one by one without feeling overwhelmed. And if you have any question at all, you can use the community section to message me. I'm here transfer and help you become a better artist. But who am I really? I'm Patricia, freelance illustrator and graphic designer that has been working in the industry for many years. I've worked as an artist in video games, designing album covers for musicians, creating assets for YouTubers and teachers, and even for publishing companies. Nowadays, after getting myself 100% of teaching other people how to draw, I'm here to give me the skills you need to create better art and fulfill your artistic drinks. I also want to make art enjoyable for you by giving you fund drawing exercises throughout the classes. So are you ready to begin? I'll see you in the next video 2. Resources: Hello and welcome everyone. Now, before we start with drawings, I just want to give you some resource is that you can use for your own practices. And the 1st 1 is this doll. This is the template that all the using throughout all the videos for all the outfits, we're going to have these templates, and I'm going to give you this image so you can download it and use it for your own drugs. So if you want, you can download this image and draw the outfit's as you're watching the videos, for example. So if you don't want to go to the trouble off drawing your ship, it'll you can use this one other than this. If you're looking for ideas and inspiration for clothes for your characters, a good place to go is Pinterest. Pinterest is always a nice place for you to get ideas. You can just type whatever you want. Whatever type of all Treaty one, for example. I've talked some addresses, so as you can see, there's a lot off options here, a lot off styles, and this is always a good place for you to look and take some inspiration for the clothes your characters are wearing. I sometimes even have some words. I save some boards for cultures that I helped that I created. And then I looked for outfits. Whenever I see something that I think it fits my character or a certain character, I will save there. So I have some ideas for later than I want to draw. So this is always a good place for you to get some ideas and for clothes. It's also always nice to see some closing catalogs from different stores. There's also nice ideas right there. So it's another option and this is it for now. So let's jump to the next video where we're going to start drawing a very simple everyday outfits, so I'll see you there. 3. Drawing A Simple Everyday Outfit: Hello and welcome back. Fellow artists. Now we're going to start to drop our outfits. And the 1st 1 was going to be very, very simple, which is going to draw a simple, everyday outfit. Just a shirt and shorts. So something a bit more for summer, for example. So the first thing I wanted to is to take some a positive from this one so we can see clearly or sketch, and I'm going to make a new layer on top of it. Grab here. My usual red color and my fancy. And now we can start. So we have our dull here. And the only thing we have to worry about right now is the clothes, so a T shirt. So I'm going to start here with a curved line and that we can follow this line. Here we go down and we have one sleeve, and now we repeat the same on the other side. So one line going down in a little bit off on arch line, going inside again. So half of a T shirt is already done, and now we need to draw the rest of it. So very simple again. We follow the lines that we have for the body. You can make that you should go a bit outside. So if you want defeated T shirt, maybe it really follows all the lines of the body. If you want to t shirt to be larger than we go a bit out now, the same on the other side. Remember that drawing both sides at the same time. You change one from another all the time. It will help you make her drawings look more symmetrical because you already news to to the movement. It's itself, so it will be easy to repeat it on the opposite side. So we have these two lines. All we have to do is join them. There we go. Don't worry right now about your lines too much because this is just your sketch. It's fine if they look my seat now, I don't know. We can add something else. Tour T shirt here, for example. I'm thinking about a little pocket here just to give us something else. Toe R T shirt. It's not just plain and simple, but for example, you can just add some drawing to your T shirt, for example, there's a lot of options to go with here. Maybe some stripes over here. You can go overboard with it and try different things. For now, I'm just going to keep a little simple pockets right there. And now it's time for the shorts. So for the shorts, we go over here, follow this line from our legs up until here, and we do the same on the other side. So we followed the line of our legs and then the horizontal line going in. Some did. We go. So we have. Here are shorts, and now we can either keep them simple like these, or we can add something else, a little detail to its and I usually like to do it so we can come up over here and to little rectangle so it looks like the shorts are folded. I think it's a nice detail. It's the kind of shorts that I like. But if again, if you want to keep it very simple, you just leave it like it was, if not just at some little rectangles and you have a bit more detail to your shorts and then, of course, shoes. We keep them very simple. Just around here and then we can color them later. So this is it? Very simple. Now all you have to do is to clean the lines, always so going to give some conspiracy to this as well create a new layer. I'm going to pick up my brush for my clean lines. And now we can start doing our clean lines. Remember, as always, relax, have fun and draw some very clean and smart lines. So all we're doing now is trying on top off the lines that we did before. So if you're really happy with your sketch, if there's nothing else you want to change, this is the easy part. And again, if you're doing this digitally and if you want to have a little less work, you can always just roll health or well, if you want to have everything very symmetrical, you just need to draw half off the drawing, and then you can cope a places and turn its to the other sides. And there we go. You have the whole see magical outfits. But for the sake of practice, I would say for you to just draw everything so you get used to your lines and they look better and better with breakfast. So short is done just adding a bit off detail to it and the shorts. So remember to have some rounds, lines and shapes toe to make your character look even cute. Now I'm just missing. Here are pockets, and now we can just move thes far again so we can see our character, Feli, and we have to erase the lines that go underneath it underneath. Outfit. So now it's all a matter off raising the things you don't need and clean the rest of your drawing. All right, now we go to this one and we do the same. There's some lines here that go inside of the others to freedom. Want that? So we gotta clean that up. Okay, Terry, go. So very simple. Here we have some A T shirt and shorts, and now, as always, we just need to add some color. So for shorts were going for a gene tone like there's made of jeans. Uh, there we go. So a blue and then a lighter blue for the folded part. Maybe even a bit lighter. Going to keep discoloring Very simple. Then let's say how would you prefer that he should to be? Maybe Maybe you're pinkish tone sounds. Schools. There we go. Choose whatever color you you might prefer. It's totally up to you and then the shoes. Let's try blue shoes. Yes, I prefer something like this, and that's always. We just need to get some skin tone over here. Lighter, maybe, and lastly, the head. So there we go. We have Here are outfits very simple. We chose some colors here. I remember when choosing colors, a good way to go is with complementary color, so choose one and then look for the opposites off that color and use it by choosing complementary colors. You will have a guaranteed good combination off dollars. They will look good together very easily. That's just how they works. They will look very balanced, so you don't have to worry a lot with colors. So just choose one and then look for the owned. It is on the opposite side, and there you go. You have at least two college for you to use. So this is it for our every day are treated very simple. One. Some shorts and a T shirt, and next we're going to draw address. So follow me to the next video and let's learn how to draw address 4. Drawing A Dress: Hey, and welcome back. Now we're going to draw probably one of my favorite outfits, which is address. I'm not much off a dress wearer, but I love drawing them for my characters. So let's start this. So again, let's give some conspiracy here to our dull so we don't confuse it, which other lines that will be doing And you layer going to crab my red color in my passell . And by the way, I would just want to mention something very quickly. If you're using the templates, you can also print it if you want and draw on top of it. If you want to do this traditionally, it works, too, so don't be afraid to do that. If you don't want to do this digitally now for address going to start again here with a bit not so big glass. The other one could curve here and now, almost circles. Here it is. Well, you can really draw just a circle one circled one side and one circle to the other. There we go. Now let's do our sleeves already, so we follow this line. We're going to make addressed with long sluice, but they're going to be a bit larger than the arm. So once we get here, we go outside. So we make this balloon shape over here or pear shape, if you prefer. There we go. And now we repeat the same on the other side. So we follow this line, we will be found and then a balloon shaped. There you go. So we have our sleeves done. And now for the rest off the dress, we're going to make here a little shape here, coming from here. There we go. Almost like health circle and then cutting health. All right, Something like this. And now a big balloon going down. So when curved line going downwards here we make the same line on the other side. And now we connect this to once over here. And this is it. We are. Then again, we can make your lines for the shoes. I can even make some socks in the skies. I think they look nice. So there we go. We have a nice autumn. Our spring dress. Good for those not so warm, warm. They still a bit chilly. So for now, this is it's. And now we're going to draw our final lines. So when you layer on top going to grab your my fan and my Blake and now we can start redrawing our lines So long sleeves ending in a balloon shape or purse shape if you prefer one on one side and then the other side. All right, now we have here. This'll mine. So this time we don't complete the circles. It's just this sparked this lines here and now all round lights. When I hear one there and now we connect them. And now we just need to draw the rest of the skirt. So goes on here again. There's many types of dresses to go for. I came up with this one for the class. You can look for different styles or come up with your own style and draw which ever dressed you my preferred and that just think matches your carrots better. So all we're missing here is our shoes and the sucks I'm going to make this sucks. I'm not going to put a lot of pressure on my brush way Go shoes and the suck the line for the suck. Very good. And now we can hide our sketch Brutus again at the 100%. And now we can erase our lines from underneath. This is almost like one off those dull games where you have a dull and then it just choose the quotes you wants on her. For him, this is very similar. The difference is you're drawing your own clothes. Here are your dolls. So we raising everything that is so much that we don't need that is underneath the clothes . There we go. And now again, we just need to add some callers. So let's do this. So this is, I'd say, a spring dress, so I'm going to go with a greenish tone. I think the green would look good for the dress. So let's try that out now for the shoes. Maybe Something almost blood? Not completely. As for the Sox, I'm going to leave them white. Now, Just look at some skin tone toward all here that we go. This one is looking very cute right now. You know, for hair again, a reddish done, I think is a good one. All right, so now I don't know about you, but I think that address is looking very, very simple right now. So Why don't we add something else? So it looks a bit more fire ants or well, so it gives a bit more personality to it. I'm going to grab him a white, and I'm going to create a pattern for the dress. So that's adds some flowers to address here. So bad is simple. There's no need for it to be very complex. You can create very cute patterns, very simple lines, maybe some bearded others. You can make any kind of part of new once some circles some thoughts, for example. But as your concedes, it's already giving some different light toe address here has a bit more life at this point . So this is it, our flowers. And now we're going to at buttons here with some yellow, yellow and green work very well together. All right, we're almost done, and there we go see very simple and very easy. You don't need to over complicate it too much. Just a few lines, very loose and very relaxed, and you have a pattern on your dress. So this is it. We have address here. I think it looks very cute and follow me to the next video. We're going to draw a summer outfit. Let's see what I'm talking about. So I'll see you soon 5. Drawing A Summer Outfit: all right. Here we are again, ready for yet another outfits. And this time we're going to do something be different. We're going to draw a summer outfit. But what I mean by that summer outfit were ready to address shirt and shorts. Where else can we do here? Well, we're going to draw a bathing suit, something for our summer vacation by the coast, the sea and the sand. So let's do this. Now again, let's give some conspiracy here and new layer my pestle brush and the red zone so you can see clearly and we're going to start now. The first thing is the fighting Sioux itself at straw here, lined here and another one here and now here. A big arched life. There we go, something like this. And we can even add here some details on decoration tore baiting suits. Now this could be it, and we'll be done with it. But now we want to add something else. We want to add more life toe are drawing tours, outfit here. So let's do that. We're going to draw a little skirt the summer skirt, so we're going to start here, Wait a circle and two curved lines here. Not from here. We can draw one line going to the other hip. There we go, and then another one going here and here we have our summer skirt and the bit of its showing in the back. Now we can draw here this line so we know this is also the bathing suits for the fit. We don't need anything again. Just go bare fits and again we could leave or trying like this. But let's do something that we haven't talked about it yet ahead. Let's do here a summer hat. So a circle or well, it's not really a circle. It's a very long, curved line. Very, very weird circle that say it. But it's a very simple line. Go is somewhere here and now on top, we can add the top of your head first and not the rest of the heads. Client kids, There we go Now we can also adds some decoration to her head. So, for example, you can ads a flower. I think it could sue 12. Just a bow, for example. I'm going to go with the flower. So this is it. Very simple. This is obviously more of a girl outfit, But for a boy, it's very simple. If you want the summer outfits, it's just some shorts and here, done. So you just have to do the same kind of shorts that we did before. And this is it for a girl who can go a bit more overboard with it so we can add some more SSR ease, and I think that very fun to drop. So now we have to do our father lines. So a new layer, my pen brush and we can start, you know, and we are done now is always. All we need to do is to erase the lines from art. All the extra minds that we see under needs our outfit. All right, this is it. And now, as always, we add some color. So since this is a semi outfit, let's go with warm colors. It's good toe to think about your colors when you're drawing and drawing them according to the outfitted is or their temperature. So, for example, for doing something on the summer on summer, maybe we want to go with warmer colors. If we're doing something for winter, for example, maybe we go with colder color. So blues and greens. So I'm going to go with some orange here and maybe some yellow for this. Decorate this spot here and even the skirt, for example, for the heads again or orange. So So everything matches the flower. We're going to leave it white Now the skin tone Feel free to choose any skin zone that you might like And now the hair can even this time go with a phone share. There we go. So I changed my mind. I'm going to live this part white as well. And I also want to again add something else to my outfit here. So I'm going to add some circles to the bathing suit. I think that will sweet that will suit very well here. So again, we're adding some more detail. It ultimately makes it my makes my drying. Look what alive. So there we go. We have here or summer outfits. I'm really happy with the colors day. They are very vibrance and the outfit itself. I think it's very cute. So when you're done, follow me to the next video. We're going to draw the opposite of this. So we're going to draw a winter outfits. So I'll see you next 6. Drawing A Winter Outfit: hello again. And here we are for our last outfits. So this time we're going to draw winter outfits and this is going to be the opposite off what we've done in the last one in the less feet of So we're going to go with more clothes . Are Cata Ruby underneath all these Wintory clothes and we're going to use more wintry tones , more cold callers. So let's do this again. Some conspiracy here and you layer my vessel brush and the red tone and let's start from the top. So the first thing we're going to draw is Beenie. So one line going round here for a winter outfits and specially if you wanted to look very cute, go overboard with the fluffy nous of it. So now we have here how a circle and we can add tough off world by. There we go. So the head is done. Now let's go for the next part, which is a scarf. So the scarf goes a bit above the face so it hides the Beatles. Are she in there? Then we can go around line right here and then another one here. There we go. We have a scarf. And then we can also make these lines going here like a rectangle. And we have the rest of our scarf showing up here very simple and very easy. And now all we're missing is a big goat and some boots. So for the coat, blue slips right here and then adds clouds here. Kloffe rules. So our character is very, very warm. So the same thing on the other side, the cloak pulled, going right here. Now, this coat is going to be very long, so it goes out here, follow this line off the body and go down. And then we just need to connect our lines and again our Willie clouds here. Now, the boots are going to occupied this all this whole part here, off fits, and again, we can add some bullet to it there ago. So that's mostly it's now. We just need to add line here in the middle of your coat and some buttons. And this is it. Our character looks very warm in this. So now we just need to clean up our lines so they don't look as messy. So I'm going to pick here my pan brush pick up my blick, and now we can start cleaning up our lines. Don't be afraid to exaggerate the wellness off your lines so they look very fluffy and very cute. So for lines, we are done right now, which means it's time to erase the lines that we don't needs and then color it right now. Here is well, so, like I said, we're going to raise a lot off or door here of our template that we don't need. All right. Oh, well, we forgot about something here. I forgot which is here, this line and then our buttons. So circles here, then two lines. And we are I'm terribly sorry that I forgot about it. But now we are then and it's time for some coloring. So for the codes, let's see. So we talked about colds colors. So maybe we're going to go with some loose here. So I'm going to pick here a dark tone for the coat boots says rail. And now for the color, we didn't do anything on the hands, but we can make that our character is using gloves and for that we just need to add some color to them. A different color than the usual. So we have here. Our by stone are blues for the coat. And now let's see what we can do for the Beanie and the scarf. Maybe a pinkish tone. Let's see. Yes, maybe a different tone. But I think this is the way to go. There we go. I really like this choice of colors. Don't forget adhere. All right, now we just need the skin tone we don't need for the hands this time. And the hair. Let's go for brown hair, maybe. I see. Yes, I like it. Here we go. And we are mostly done. Now. I don't really want to leave the wool with white, So maybe let's speak up here. Our blue and peak lights or tone. There we go. I think I prefer it this way. And the same goes for here for our buttons. There we go. Very cute and simple Winter outfits do tell me which outfit did you prefer to draw? I'm very happy with all of them. And I hope you are as well. So this is it. But follow me to the next video because we're going to talk a bit about your assignment. So I'll see you there 7. Assignment: Hello and welcome. First of all, well done. We'd watching all the videos. You've learned a lot, and now it's time to put the skills to practice. So let's do a quick assignment. We improve your clothing drawing skills. I'm giving you the base. Should be character simply downloaded and draw some clothes on top. If you're doing it. Traditionally, you can just print it out or draw your on. Should be character. Draw the outfit that you want. If you're stuck with ideas, here are some Brahms, a summer dress, a stealthy ninja outfits or a superhero outfit with the cape and the mask. And if you need some reference images, don't hesitate to search for them on the Web. I like to use painters for reference images. There's all sorts of outfits there. When you're done, don't forget to post your characters. I can't wait to see what you can come up with, and those always have fun 8. Conclusion: Hello again and congratulations. You finish discuss. I hope you learned a lot and have fun with this. And I also hope to see lots of projects from you. Now, as always, if you think there's something I can do to make this class better for you, do like me. No. And do consider living your review so other people can find this class as well. Not. Finally, if you want to know more about she be character scared to resign or even draw cute animals . Check out my other classes and hopefully I'll see you soon. 9. Bonus: School Uniform!: Hello and welcome back. Now, as a bonus, we're going to draw another outfits, which is something very often seen in some cartoon, especially Japanese cartoons, which is a school uniform. The one received, for example, ins, Sillerman and many others. So let's do this. So some conspiracy here, a new layer my past due and my red tone here. And let's start now, the first thing I want to do here is this triangle shape Klink here and he here in the middle, Draw a circle, Okay. And then a boat. How that's really a Bowmore like knots here, and we have the ends off this part Over here. There we go. Now we can eat it, make, um, winter uniform or a summer one going Go. Wade's a winter. Everyone here so short sleeps that we go and then we just need to draw the rest like we drew our shirt before. So this is it. Notice him. You know, finally ive for drawing a girl. We have two ads, our scut. So we draw a line coming over here hands the same one all the sides and that we could next them here a pretty short skirt but we're not going to leave or skirt this simple. We're going to ads something else here to create some texture tore skirt. So this kind of rectangles helping around here and going out over mind here. So there we go. We have some texture for shirt shoes and sucks. So this is mostly it. And now we can make our final lines so central spirit. See here a new layer I'm going to grab here, my pen brush, and we can start again with the scarf. Here and off course, There's many types off school uniforms, especially the Japanese ones, are. If you want to go for other countries uniforms, it's all a matter off searching them and take inspiration from them. So you can go with a different style if you wish to. Now, for the skirts, we're going to follow our lines here. So one here and then we have here again on the inside and outside, inside again, outside again. And there we go. So this is a very simple way to drop your skirts with some extra to it. So this is it now a line here for shoes and another for the Sox and the same on the other side, and this is it. So if you think that it's a nightmare to draw a Scott Wood false, this is a very simple matter to do it. So there we go. Now I'm going to hide the swan, and I'm going to go back toe our toll here and you raise the lines we don't need. All right, I think it looks good. I'm very happy with it. And now we just need to add some caller. So usually we have a dark blue for both the scarf here and then skirt as well. Almost dark. Turn for our shoes here the shortest usual white. But the scar this part here is usually a pink tone or red tone. So exactly something like this, Mitch is grab here in hats. The caller, probably. There we go. And a lot of times we have some align here the same color as our scar. So let's have that line right here. Once another one here. The Sox are also white, so that states like that and well, this is mostly it's now we just need toe ads are skin tone and the hair. And now the hair. What shall we go with? Do you think a red stone? Yes, I think read has is good. So this is it. We are done with our sailor school uniforms. I hope you had fun and good bye for now.