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How To Draw Clothes: Hoodies With Spiral Folds!

teacher avatar Patricia Caldeira, Illustrator | Digital Artist | Designer

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. References And Examples

    • 3. How To Draw The Spiral Fold

    • 4. How To Draw A Hoodie Step By Step!

    • 5. Assignment

    • 6. Conclusion + Speedpainting!

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About This Class


Do you want to draw outfits for your characters? Do you want to learn how to draw Hoodies easily and step by step?

Then this is the Class for you!

I'm here to help you draw beautiful outfits for your characters. This is part of my series on how to draw Clothing, where I break down each fold type and the main clothing pieces.

At the end of this Class, you'll be able to draw Hoodies much easier!

The secret is getting the main shapes right, and learning how to draw Spiral Folds. And everything is explained in this drawing Class.

We'll start with the very basics, showing examples of Hoodies and other Outfits with Spiral Folds and the main lines and shapes they are made of.

Next, it's time to practice!

We'll draw a Hoodie from reference so you can start working on those spiral folds right away.


At the end of the Class, there will also be an Assignment for you to practice and to receive valuable feedback on what you need to improve.

AND, all the files used in the class will be available for you to download so you can follow along with me! Find these in the "Your Project" section!

And of course, if you have any question or need help, I'll be right here to answer your questions.

If you're looking for a place to learn how to draw clothes and hoodies, this is the class for you.

So, are you ready to get started?

Enroll now, and I'll see you in the next video.

- 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. Do you want to learn how to draw Houthis for your characters? Then this is the class for you in this class. I'll teach you step by step on how you can draw hoodies by learning how to draw spiral folds. We'll start the class by showing you the spot of fold in real life examples. This way, you can see how the fabric takes shape with help off images, but you're not here for the teary, so we'll learn how to draw our own spiral folds right away. First, we're going to draw smaller piece of cloth so you can get the hang of it. We'll start with simple shapes and sketches, ending with clean and colored artwork. Then it's time to draw hoodie, where we'll be using the same kind of method. Not only that, but I'll include all of the files I'm using in the class second breakfast with me, side by side and follow along my drying process. And of course, they'll be in a segment at the end of the class to test your drawing skills and improved them. So are you ready to begin? Let's get started 2. References And Examples: hello and welcome. So before we start drawing, I wanted to talk a little bit. About who? This and the kind of folds that we most commonly use so, as always, a little bit off teary with some examples and then will drop. So I have here a bunch of images to show you we'll start with this one. And as you can see, I really like this picture because we can see one off the sleeves normally going down through the arm where we don't have a lot of faults. And then we have one of Thea other sleeves rolled up, and it makes the fold that we call this powerful. So when this happens, we have we roll up off our sleeves and a lot of full starts appearing almost like a spiral . You can almost follow that fold around the arm, going around around until it ends. So this is what we call the spider fold. It is very common to see when you roll up the sleeves on who these, for example, er or long sleeve shirts or even check IDs. Anything that you can hole up, you'll see this kind off fault in Houthis, however, you can actually see this happening even when the sleeves are hanging normally through the arm off course. It depends on how most the sweatshirt ease are the hoodies. But if it's very loose, the sleeves will hang up and will fall and create that kind of spiral falls. It is very similar if you watch the genes video on how to drop ins, and we talked about this exact fall. It is very similar to the six at fault, but it is even more detailed and happens a lot more. It's You were really condensing the tuba fabric to the maxim. Almost so. Like I said, the spiral fold that is shortly it has a Sparta look. So as you can see, you can actually imagine. Or you can grab a picture off sleeve and you can almost trace a spiral going around yard. So that's the look of it, and that's what you're looking for when drawing it. So, as I said, it's just very similar to this exact fall, except it tends to have more detail, and it has that spiral look, so it looks like it's going around the arm or delay you feel drawing some jeans and you roll one off the legs up, for example. So yes, it happens when the two Boufarik bundles up. So it's more commonly seen with tubes off Eric like sleeves or jeans, the legs off jeans. And finally, it is very common to see in long shirts. And who the sleeves or jackets and even some sweaters. So if you're trying long sleeves, this is to kind of fall that you're going to draw. But let's see a few more examples. So as you can see here, we have a sweatshirt and sleeve is hold. Hold up and you see a lot of false happening here. That's real lots. The fabric is condoms and creating that spiral fold, then hear the same thing happens with this jacket. You can really see the spiral happening there. It gives a very natural and very interesting look, and it can be very fun to draw. So here we have our examples. There's a lot off them happening here, off course that depending on your style, you can simplify this or even go wild, which are with your fault. It's totally up to you, and it can be really fun to experiment with this. Just go wild with your folds and let your hand loose and draw all the folds you can. So here I wanted to Like I said, despite full this very well seen when we're drawing loose, who these are sweatshirts are loose sleeves in general, but as you can see here, this is a bit more off side stretchered birds. We can still see a bit off the spiral happening there. Not a lot. As you can see, it has last fold stand the examples I've showed you so far, but it is still visible there. So even if you're drawing tight clothes, something that is tighter to the body, sometimes you might still see some off Theis faults and even, for example, for trying who the It is always interesting to create some folds just to make the whole trying and your whole character more interesting to show some movements and dynamic. So keep their in mind when you're drawing coal thing to think about the folds and how can they bring movement to your drawings? And finally we have this one. This is a very common type of pootie, as you can see. Like I said, the sleeves tend to be quite loose. And there we go. We can very clearly see our spiral. We can almost draw just one line going around the arm and we can almost see the are spiral . Even if it doesn't clearly drawn, we have to the idea of it. So this is why we call it a spiral fold. Because you look at it and you have a nice idea off the spiral, going around the arm, going up up until the fools end. Now s for references. As always, I really recommend going to a Pinterest that con. So as you can see, a lot of different hoodies and styles will appear and it can both give you some inspiration for when you're trying to choose clothing for your characters. You have a lot to choose from for practices, and you can even try different styles and see how they behave accordingly. So it's always a good place to go, even if it's just for inspiration. Then I also recommend looking for closing catalogues. They are really useful. There's always lots off photographs off clothing or the closing being weird by a model so you can look for some physical catalogs or even go to the Internet. Choose maybe even your favorite store, the probably going to have a shop online, and you can see images off the closing in there and use it for your practices. Then finally, free stock websites I really like to use and splash and pixels to find reference images. You can find quite a lot off difference photos and very interesting ones. So again, just type Woody and a lot off images will appear to you this both off. These websites are free, so you can just look for anything he wants. Don't know the pictures to your computer and then practice from this. So these are usually the places I go to find some inspiration. Or if I want to learn something new and I'm not sure how to Troy tears. I come here for references and to learn and to practice. So these are my recommendations, and we are done with teary for now. So follow me to the next video, where we're going to draw our spire fel so we get used to it. So follow me to the next video and see you soon 3. How To Draw The Spiral Fold: hello and welcome back. So we're going to start drawing. And before we go for the Houthis, let's try first her hand at this powerful. So I have here my image for reference. You'll be able to download this if you want to use for your own practice. Otherwise you can find your own pictures or taking on pictures even to use for your practices. So the first thing, as always that I want to do, is to find shapes. So this is something I almost always do. And I'm trying to learn something new, and I, I'm not sure gets how to go about it is I grab a reference or I take pictures myself and I'm going to go over the picture and find shapes. This is how it works for me. Off course. It doesn't need to be the same for everyone. But when learning something new, this is how I go about it. I find shapes. So let's do that. So, first of all, we have here this shape with the curve here and then go in. The one shape is done. Then we have another one here. Quite big. It closes right here. You can even also defied this shape like this. Because we see here this line so we can close our shape this way. Then there's this one here, very small. And then we have a big one going through here, this way, and then here. So we have a very big ship here again. We can kind of be Vitus right here. I can make this curve. Then we have this one here. And if you want this also this very big line over here. So we have some ships already. Things are looking good for us. Then we have another one coming from here to here and then from this side. We have a lot off curves happening around here, all right? And they can also draw this line here. And this one now the one here. You have this very big one going across all the way in another one here. So this is it. Very simple lines. With this, I can practice the lines and colors in the directions so I can understand better how the fabric works and how the fold works. So from then on, when you're used to this shapes in this lines, you can almost intuitively draw this without any reference after a few practices. So this is also always a good way to learn. Don't be afraid to use images for reference and toe drawn top off them their main shapes, because this will help you a lot on how to learn. Of course, that doesn't mean that is the way to go for everyone. Some people refer to just have to image look at it and then draw side by side, for example. It always depends on everyone. Everyone is different, but I found that this is always a good way to go. For example, when I started to learn, I I want to draw characters so people, and at the beginning I would usually try to take pictures or find some pictures on the Internet and then draw on top off the poses, the main shapes off the body, and that helped me see how the body works and its movement. And today I don't need is anymore. I already know how it works. I already know with shapes I need to draw a body so I don't use as many references to draw my characters. Just if there's a very complete complex pose I want to draw, and even then nowadays, I just need to look at it and then draw on paper because I already know how the body works . So it's always a good way to learn. Don't be afraid to do this, so we found the shapes. Now I created a new layer on top off our shapes, a darker color so I can draw on top of it. And I'm going to give my own voice to my sketch. So we're going to draw on top of our shapes and give it a more natural look to it. So this is a time for not worry about your lines. Just have some fun. Keep your hands loose while drawing. And there's always have some fun with kids because drank folds is something some. Most of the times it's very mess, especially the spy ruffled. There's a lot of Fels happening, and you have the freedom to go well with it and just experiment. So feel free to do that. So as you can see, I'm going around the lines that we did. I'm trying to make things look a little bit looser and more natural, and this is always the way I go about it. So I don't know how to draw something. I'm going to look for references. If I don't find good enough references for what I want or needs, then I'm going to take my own pictures. And from then on, I'm going toe break everything down to simple shapes. And when I have those, I just need to then draw the rest of my drawing. From the moment you break it down, you see how simple things can be and everything will become easier. And you won't be as afraid off trying them anymore. Because most of the times we just look at something and we look. Oh, no, this is too hard. I can't do this. But once you find that the shapes, everything becomes much easier. So we have our sketch. As you can see, I think it looks much natural then in our shapes. So there we go. And now I'm going to draw my final lines on top of this. So I'm going to grab here my pan that I usually use. There we go. Another thing is special. When you're practicing, just having some fun when your drawings try out different tools being in a digital your traditional, try different materials and tools. You never know when you're going to find something new that you prefer to work with. And it's fun. All right, so basically, now we're just going to redraw our sketch. But in the cleaner Look now, another reason why I do this in these videos. So all these steps we dio shapes and then sketch and finally, final lines is because off repetition, Because every time you're redoing this lines, you're learning your practicing so and you'll notice that with every layer you create off sketch, you'll see that you become better did because you're repeating the same movements and you're learning with them. So don't be afraid, especially at the beginning to do the same, drawing many times until you are happy with it. Because jetway, you're also learning. I don't think that just because you're repeating something a lot of times is a waste of time. It isn't it is a way of learning your learning with it. And as you can see, my lines are very loose. I'm trying for them to be a naturalist's possible and off course. I just want tohave some fun with it. This is a time for it to give your own voice to the trying you don't need. Actually, I really recommend you to not copay exactly what you see. Just experiment. Try out different things until you have something that you like. So there we go. We have Here are final lines, as you can see looks very messy on very weird thing with folds is when you're joining, especially with my not is that they look very weird until the color them, because now we're going to add some colors and when shaving the fabric, this is when we're adding except to our drawing. And this is when we can understand our folds better. So when you look at it, you see the folds and the shading creates stepped in perspective to them. It's very cool. So going to grab here blue, dark blue, just like our shirt. Not as dark birth, pretty dark, non Till s so usually when I'm doing this digitally, I use my paint bucket toe, add the base color just to make things a bit quicker, and then I can go over here and just with my brush adds the missing parts, but you can just use a brush and do it by hand. If you're not yet just to your tablet or to use a pan on the computer may be using the brush to color. Everything is a good idea because you're getting used to it. You're practicing and you'll get more usedto the feel of it because it is always very different to draw on paper and digitally. The touch is always a bit different, huh? Okay, I think we are mostly done with our base colors. And now the fun part. We're going to add some shallows so dark it darker tone. So usually a good way to go is to choose a light source. It can be the one form your image. Or it can be one that you decided, for example, you can choose the light to come from this side or that side. It doesn't matter, but when you do you know where the shadows will be. So, for example, if my light is coming from this side, then that means that most of my shadows will be on this side. And now you just need to have some fun. So since the fabric is overlapping, then we know that where the fabric goes on top off other piece of fabric, we're going to have some shadows like I'm doing here, right, because it will cast always a bit off shadow. Yeah, Here. Some bid says well, but the thing we know is that we're always going to have more shadows on our left side since we decided our light source comes from the right. So here we have a lot of shadows. Now, as you can see, I tend to be very mess you with my shadows when I'm drawing them or painting them. In this case, you can be lists. You can be more detailed with them. I really liked the messy look. So this is something for you. Toe. Also, explore and experiment. Maybe take some more time and do more detailed shadows and more refined shadows. I try to be messy. I I found out that being messing having fun is how it works best for me. So I always recommend Have some fun. If you're having fun and if you like the end results, then it's working. All right. So, Terry, go. We have here are spiral folds, We are done. I think it looks very interesting and I'm happy with it. I hope you're happy with yours as well. And you two having fun? I know that faults can be a bit trickier times, but as I said, break it down to simple shapes. Anything you want to draw can be done this way. You want to draw the body, then break everything down into shapes. You want to draw an animal, something you want to draw fabric and closing something, break it down to simple shapes and then work. From there, you'll see that once you've done this a few times, then you already know the shapes and you don't needs to use the reference anymore. You can just open your sketchbook and you know I'm going to draw Ah Hoody and you already know the shapes worried, so you'll start with them right away and work from there. So we learners powerful and speaking off who they follow me to the next video, where we're going to draw our hoody using this powerful. So I'll see you there 4. How To Draw A Hoodie Step By Step!: all right. Hello and welcome back again. So here we are, regarded drawer hoodie. Now, as you can see, both sleeves are rolled up, one more than the other. So we re going to have very interesting faults to draw here and again. This is available for you to download so you can use this one as well. So, as always, let's start with shapes. So I'm going to give some conspiracy here, a new layer on top. I'm going to wrap my pencil brush. This is the kind of brush I like to use for more sketches, and we're going to find ships. So the first thing you'll see is there's a shape here, very big, going all the way down, right, 10 on this side as well. So one shape is done. Then we have this bottom part of our hoodie. That's usually doesn't really have faults, so it's just it's shape, big shape off fabric right there. If we want, we can draw the shape for the pockets is well to help us. So there we go. Now we have the hood itself. So we have here some triangles. You can even defy the triangles. According to the fold. So we have one triangle here, another here, here it's a bit off the opposite. So we have a big triangle and then the smaller triangle. There we go. And now we can close this one right there. Now notice that their steals lines right here. This faults which are also good guidance for you. We can make this thing is coming out off the hoodie, and now all we're missing is the sleeves. So let's start this success. It's a bit simple. So we have here some triangles happening, right? I think when I look at it, what I think he strangles off course. They are not perfect triangles, but it's the kind of shape that I think about. And then we start having our folds right here. We stop a little bit with No, there's false here, but this is mostly it's There's a shape here as well, and here we can also defied in two shapes. And this is mostly it's, I think, from this site. Now we have this bits off sleeves right here that also don't usually have folds, and we can even drop it off the arm if you want off course. you don't need to. Now let's find these sites So we have human shape. Then another one here and then here it goes completely wild as a lot. It's almost like a snake. It's what it reminds me off. And then it continues all the way down. So you have you again. The triangles, rectangles look good. This time, I'd say they are more like rectangles. And then again, we have this bit off sleeve and our arm, and I think we are done with finding your shapes. So, as you can see, we have our who, The built. I think it is very clear. Where are folds are hands From here on, we just need to refine this and make it look more natural. So again, bit of conspiracy. I'm going to put this again at 100% so we can look at it while drawing and finds the folds that we didn't draw yet. So a new layer on top going to choose a darker tone so we can draw on top of it and seats well, So I'm going to start with the hood. So we decided, or we saw that there are a bit of false here, right? All right, then, here we have these ones. And now here you can see that there's a car see discursive here happening, going all the way down and the same on the other side. Now notice that here inside, we have some folds as well. So we're going to draw those. There we go. No, let's draw the rest of our hoody going to start with the torso part. I think it helps me build up the the sleeves later on. So let's do this. Let's look at our image and look for the curves here and the folds. So, as you can see that are some right there and then it goes inside the hoodie again. Don't worry too much about your lines right now you're sketching, you're drawing. It is not a final trying yet. And remember, don't need toe draw 100% What you see in the picture be freed toe change some things full za are something that is very regular. So there's really no rule here. I mean, once you you've learned how the folds moves and how it behaves, then you can do whatever you want with it. So experiment as long as it makes sense. And it goes according to the kind of full that you're drawing. As you can see, I'm taking the time toe dress, um, folds trying just the pockets here. I'm adding some seems here and there, As you can see, this one's Yep. All right, So now the other side of the torso, we have a few more folds happening around here. So it goes here, and then we have this bit and another one here. And then we have stretchered the rest of our stretchered coming from the back. There we go. So this one, this what we would called our how flock folds. So if we saw the videos about T shirts, you already know what I'm talking about. If not, I recommend you to watch it if you want to learn how to draw some T shirts and now we go wild here with our snakes. We found our shapes, and now we're going to make them look a bit more natural in our sketch. So notice that the end off the sleeves and here at the bottom as well we have this stripes going on. You can also draw this There we go. So we have some texture, are not drawing. And now all you're missing is our other sleeve. So again, at the beginning, we found we find here somehow flock folds. And then here we have our spiral folds a bit less detailed than on this side. Here. We can clearly see our spiral on this side. Not as much, but they're still there, especially in this area. Right here. So there we go. I think we are done with our sketch here. I'm really happy with it. So now we can draw final lines. So let's go. Some conspiracy here, a new layer on top. And now we are ready to finish our drawing. So now we're just going to draw or ritual our lines. Don't be afraid. Toe repeater lines. As you can see, I do it a lot. Smarted natural. We can always nail our lines. The first try and well, it's always a way of practicing so repeater ones as much as you need until you are happy with them. So here we have hours. Part of folds happening. Don't worry. If you feel you're taking too long, everyone works differently. Some people are faster. Others aren't s first, which is different. So do not worry about it. What I want you is to have fun and learn while doing so. If it takes you three hours to draw it, it's fine. So now it's time to cholera it. So it's speak here, a gray shirt collar and use Arpin buckets, toe ads. Our calls noticed that I added a layer below my lines. That toy I can, calling inside of them off the lines very easily. If you're using clips to do like I am, remember to choose the refer other layers option in your paint buckets. So that way the software, real paintings, sides the lines on the other layer. It will take the lines into account, and you can very easily adds your base colors to your drawings. Of course, there are other ways to feel the color and the drawings very quickly, but this is the way I go about it. All right, I'm going to add here, but a white. Since that's what we have here, I can even maybe adhere those stripes. It's like this and on the other side wouldn't see them a lot, but they're here all right. And now it's time to add our shadow. So going to pick are great here. And now choose a darker tone and we are ready. Toe ads are shells again. You can choose a light source or go accordingly toe the image that you're using if you're not used yet to drawing shadows. Ah, I recommends studying the images that you're using for reference, so you get more used to the idea Now, on this side we have here old this folds all right. I'm keeping things very simple. That's how I like to go with my shadows and on the white. Yeah, you learn are spiral folds. We learned how folds can be very regular, but that actually can make the folds quite fun to draw. And I hope you had fun and learned lots with this. So don't leave yet, because next you're going to have your assignments so else you there 5. Assignment: Hello again. I hope you've enjoyed DVDs so far and learned a lot. It's breakfast time, so I have a quick assignment for you. We're going to practice. Drawing who? This and I've picked three different images for you to choose from. Just pick one of them Androids. If you prefer. You can even download the images to your computer and bring them all right. That's pretty much it's remember to posture drawing so I can check it out. I can't wait to see your project and, as always, have fun. 6. Conclusion + Speedpainting!: Hey, again. So what did you think about the class? Did that help you improve your drawing skills? I really hope so. And I hope you've had a lot of fun while learning to draw clothes as well. If you can leave a review, that will help me immensely. And it lets me keep working on new and updated classes for you. So thank you in advance. Also, feel free to check my other classes about figure trying, trying animal scholar theory and much more. I hope to see you and your artwork there. All right, that's about it. So have a great day and I'll see you next time. Bye bye.