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How To Draw Clothes: Scarves With Diaper Folds!

teacher avatar Patricia Caldeira, Illustrator | Digital Artist | Designer

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Examples And References

    • 3. How To Draw A Diaper Fold

    • 4. How To Draw A Scarf

    • 5. Assignment - Practice Time!

    • 6. Conclusion And Thank You!

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About This Class


Do you want to draw beautiful Scarves for your characters and drawings?

Then this is the class for you!

If you're interested in drawing outfits for characters or even when drawing from real life, especially if you're doing winter scenes, scarves are quite important!

I'm here to help you achieve this skill by teaching you how to draw Diaper Folds and apply them to drawing Scarves!

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

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

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

Next, it's time to practice!

We'll draw a Scarf from reference so you can start working on those Diaper folds.


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!

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 scarves, 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: Hello. Do you want to learn how to draw scars for your characters? Then this is the class for you in this class. Altitudes step by step on how to control scarf by learning how to draw the diaper full, we'll start the class by showing you that I performed 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 diaper fold right away. First, we're going to draw smaller piece, of course, so you can get the hang of it. We'll start with simple shapes and sketches and ending with clean and colors art. Then it's time to draw scar when we'll be using the same kind of process. Not only that, but I'll include all of the files. I'm using the class so you can practice with me side by size and follow along my drawing process. And of course, there will be an assignment agent of the class to test your drawing skills and improved Um , so I get ready to begin. Let's get started 2. Examples And References: hello and welcome. If you saw my other videos so far, you know that before we start trying, I like to talk a little about the thing that we're going to draw and with some examples. So we have an idea of what we're going to do and learn a little bit about it. So relate to draw scars. And I wanted to talk a little bit about the type of fault that we use when drawing most off the scars. Not all of them off course, but this is a very common fold, which is the diaper fault that we have here. This scarf and let's see our fault. So as you can see, it's this kind off fault that looks like the fabric IHS sagging. This happens because we have to support points and then the rest off the fabric will hang. And we see this type of full right here. It is very interesting to draw. I like it very much, so I hope you like to draw it as well. Another places that you can see this kind of full, for example, is when you hang clothes. So you might notice these very often where you hang when you're hanging your coats. If you do that, of course, Way supports our clothes by two points, right? And it creates this second look as well for 70 towels as you can see Right here, these towels have the diaper full. This will way. Have another example right there. And I like this picture because we can also see a T shirts right there in the bag that is also supported by two points and then creates the same kind of fold or diaper fault, as you can see usually. If you have a piece of fabric and you pick two points of its and hang it, it will create its fault. So if they are decent from each other, then you're going to have less falls. But if they are close together, you have more Fels to draw. If you saw my fiddles about false and wrinkles, we saw something like this and we actually practiced a bit off this. So you may already be quite familiar with this kind of fault. Another place that you might also find this kind of false are this type off old skirts and dresses. You might see a lot in paintings on in some movies historical movies, for example, and this card sometimes have a style that will create or that would create this kind of fold the diaper fold. So if this is something you want to explore and want to try your hand IDs, I recommend looking at old older paintings. This one is called Vanity by Augusto Bush. I hope I said that, right. Look for your favorite artists and see how they worked with fabric. I really like how this artist's work with fabric and the dresses are always very beautiful . The colors are very well done. Take a look at it. If it's something that you're interested in and pay attention to the faults on these dresses, it's very interesting, and you can learn a lot with it now. Very shortly. The diaper folds as we talked about as this Segi. Look as we can see on our image right there. It happens when the materially supported by two points, so in his, in which we have one point there on the left and the other one is on all rights. And from those points you can see very well that there's where our faults are coming from. As I said, the closer Theis points are more wrinkles and folds appeared. So if you want to have lots of faults than you want to, these points to be closer together, otherwise you want to put them for the report. So we do see this kind of folds mainly in blankets, towels when hanging clothes. And, as I said, some styles off skirts or dresses and finally our main subject here on scarfs. So let's see some more examples. So here we have the example of a blankets. It's around two people, but we can very clearly see a bit of our sagging happing right there in our type off diaper folds. So here we go. One thing I want to point out, and we're going to see that while drawing is that this folds or these lines they don't get together, they cross each other. So this is something toe having account when drying this folds. Otherwise, if we connect this lines to each other directly, it will just look weird and not really natural. So when drawing are diaper fold, the lines will cross but never meet and connect at the same point. But let's see some more examples. So we have here. Be sure off his job and again, as you can see, we have a lot off sagging happing right there, a lot of folds and again they don't meet. They always cross each other. This lines in this fault now next, I've already talked about it's about this in other videos about falls. Depending on the type off fabric that you're using, you will have more or less wrinkles off. Example. Even a very thick scarf will have some folds. But as you can see here, not as many as the example that I showed before. So we have some off them, but not a lot Sick fabrics will have less folds, and thin fabrics will have more that this is usually how we go about it now. As always, I like to give my recommendations off where to find some good references for practices. And as always, I really like to use Pinterest to find some inspiration. So if I want to dress my characters, but I don't know how their outfits will be, it's just have a new idea of what I want. I can come up here and look for the type off outfit I want and get some inspiration from it , and the same can go for skirts. For example, you just type scarves in their in their such books, and a lot off styles and even types of materials will appear to you. And you can practice from here. Other than this that are stuck websites stitch you can go to and what's the same way to stop wherever you want to look for, and the bunch of pictures will appear to you. You can download them. These are free as well, so they are good for practices and for inspiration as well. Similar toe inspire stirs Also pixels dot com You'll find this is also stock website is are also free. Usually they're different, and the ones you find an unspool ash. So this is another place that you can go for, and finally, a good place to always look for closing is closing catalogues. So if urinate off inspiration and maybe you even want to go with styles that you like, and usually where then go to your favorites stores. Try to get a physic catalogue. If you can't find any than these stores have shops online. There's always images off the clothes, both just a close alone or with the model wearing this close. So it's always a good place to go. Now this is all for now, we're not just going to talk here. And in the next video, we're going to start trying our diaper phone, so I'll see you there. 3. How To Draw A Diaper Fold: Hello and welcome back. So here we have our first reference that we're going to use to learn how to draw the diaper fold. So as you can see, it has quite a long folds. As I talked about you noticed that our support points are quite close to each other. So what happens here is that we'll see some detailed falls happening right there. So this is mostly why I chose this picture is because you can very clearly see where the faults are, and they're very good for practice. So let's start is, as always, we're going to start with giving some conspiracy to our image and you layer on top and I'm going to grab my pestle brush. Terry, go a red color so you can see very well what we're doing. And now we're going to find the shapes. So the first thing we're not this here a stats are scarf here is mostly a triangle, right? So let's draw that you have here one line and now from the other side we have or other line . And now if you want, we can close this right this way. And now we're going to start finding our faults. So we have one coming from here, Rights. You can see right clearly here, curving to this side. Now remember what I said about the false or our lines never meets or they'll never connect in the same point. Now, here is the time to notice that. So we have here one of our folds. The other one comes from here and ends right there. So as you can see, they are not. They do not encounter themselves at the same point, the cross each other. We have another one here, going this way and then in. Right Then there's this one coming right here. Tense right there. Now we have another one coming from here. As you can see, it will intercept the one that we just is right there and comes right here that finally we have this one right here. And this one coming from here. All right, so this is what we have So far, we have we funder folds. So we have our shapes, and now we can start drawing our sketch. As you can see, I'm going to move this to the size and you can already see that we have quite some depth already withdrawing just this simple lines. We can already see where our faults are and understand them pretty well. So from here on, we're going toe door sketch. So we're going to give some more shape two days and give more a bit more off dynamic to its one piece of its voices that don't worry about your lines right now, as you can see, my lights, my lines are far from perfect at this point, and it doesn't really matter because we're just doing the sketches and this is just the practice parts. Then when you're done with that and you're happy, what with what you have, then you can draw a final clean piece. I gave some conspiracy to our shape player. I drew a new layer on top and now weeds with the darker tone. We're going to draw our sketch. So we have. Here are image so we can see better what we're doing. And so we have a reference. So as you can see here, actually, it's the opposite. It comes right here, so it's always good to keep your image close far so you can see clearly what you're doing this big one right here and now. From here, we can go down, and now we can even mark here. The Sims, the ones that we see. It is not a lot, but there's still something there. Oh, good, something like this. There we go. So we added some more detailed, detailed toe are folds again. Don't worry about your lines. As you can see, mine are still quite messy. But let me I'd hear this one. So, as you can see, it's already very different from Just are simple shapes. Let me bring this to the side so you can see. So as you can see, it already has a bit more or it looks more natural, then our first line. So this is why it's important to always you find your shapes first, but you'll notice that they don't have any movement at all. So then it's the time for us to go to the sketch and work on our lines a little bit more and make a drawing look a bit more dynamic and more natural. And so we are done with this part right now, and I'm going to draw the final lines. But one thing I always like to recommend is before jumping into the final lines part. Just practice the shapes and the sketch first, until you're used to the movements and the lines off the subject. You're drawing, because if you're going to do the final lines right away, you're going to focus on doing clean and perfect lines. And that means that you won't before focusing on the subject itself and then making it look natural. So don't rush it just toe shapes for like, half an hour off the scarf, for example. Then when you feel you're already used to the shapes, just sketch it up. And finally, when your confidence about that you can do final lines and then you can draw your final piece, the secret to drawing usually is having fun and don't rush things. So as you can see, I gave some conspiracy to our sketch. I have a factor layer for my lines, mostly because if I need to change anything, for example, if I need to resize any kind of transformation I need to do to my lines, I want loose and equality, and now we can start withdrawing our lines, and this is the time to change anything that you feel needs to be changed, and something I think helps a lot bits. Drawing faults is to not worry about your lines. A lot, I think. Go, think and look very interesting when you're drawing some messy lines, so embraced it. Sometimes it's good to embrace messy, but of course, it all depends on your own stylus Well, so while practicing new things, it's always a good time for you to explore how you want to work with and explore your style , your own style at the beginning, when learning is something we don't need to worry a lot of art. But it's also good to give our own voice to our drawings. Quite happy with it. Very simple. As you can see, sometimes the difficult part about drawing is when we complicate things, which is not to look at our subject. This guys are scars. Look for the main shapes and learn from their from the point you have the shapes, you see that everything will be much easier to work with. So now that we have our final lines, it's time to color it. So I'm going to add a layer beneath my lines. I'm going to choose here. Color. I'm going with orange. Since it's the man color in our image right there and with the point buckets, I'm going toe ads. The base call. This is just a quicker way to add color to your drawings, and then I'm going to add the rest after caller toe the places that we missed. But again, if you feel you're not ready for, find the lines and coloring, just practice some sketches first. This is how I always go with learning and new subject. I opened my sketchbook, or new file on clip studio. Usually my sketchbook I feel more more comfortable with, and I just sketch it up first. Draw simple shapes as many times as I needs when I feel that I really know this my shapes very well. Then I'm going to start sketching, and I'm not going to be worried how good my lines are booking and just sketching and understanding how to draw my scarf. And this can be like tree or four pages full of this sketches. And then yes, Then at some point I'm going to feel comforted about this ships and the sketches, and now I know I can draw a final, beautiful piece, so, as always, don't need to go with final and clean if you're not ready. The important thing is that you like what you're doing now. As you can see, I've added Here are based on So now we're going to shake our scarf a little bit. Or diaper folds, because with shading, this is when your Feyerick will take some volume. So, as always, you need to choose where your light source is coming from. You can either use the one from the image that you're using. Its reference already can choose one that you might prefer. I always like to recommend going for simple life source, for example, coming from the left or from the right, because these are very simple to work with and to draw. And maybe when you're more confident with shading, you can start going with something more complex. Now, as you can see from our image, even the lights against especially see from the face is coming from the left and you can see else in the scarf that's we have here a lot off dark in this side, but here there's a lot of light so we can conclude it's our light is coming from the left. So now it just needs to at some very simple shades. Accordingly. I like to go very simple with with shades, but you can be as detailed as you want. As always, it all depends on style and there we go. So as you can see with very simple strokes, we have our shading them. And again with very simple strokes. We gave some volume tore scarf very easily. So this is it. This is our diaper fault again. Practices as much as you want to can just practice the kind of lines that you have in a typed per fault. Or you can draw the whole shape, as we did here. And whenever you ready, follow me to the next video where we're going to draw a scarf. This time it will be a bit different from this one. So it's all it's also good practice for you, so I'll see you there 4. How To Draw A Scarf: Hello and welcome back. So, as I said, we're going to draw a whole scarf this time in the not a fresh in, but as you can see, we can very clearly see our type of folds happening right there. And as always, we're going to start with shapes. So again, central spirit, see toe our image. A new layer on top, a red down so you can see very easily my shapes right there. And now we find shapes. So we have one right here, right? Going all the way here. So one shape done. Now another one we can see here to shape. So one side of our scarf is done. And this here are diaper folds. We have some others here as well, but we'll get Teoh now. We're going to find shapes here as well. One to tree or tree four. And finally we have here destroying Not There are some bits coming from here that we cannot tour shapes. And this is mostly it's so, as you can see very easy. Ah, we have very simple shapes here and off course. They don't look very natural right now, so we're going to work on that on our sketch. So some conspiracy here in our shapes, a new layer on top. And now we're going to draw our sketch on top of our shape so we can have something a bit more natural and so we can recognize our scarf a little bit easier. This part off Ferrick is inside of this first shape. So we want to draw that and give that idea. All right. Our first shape is done. Now, the next one. Here we have the same situation and this line goes inside this one. They're ago. So we give the idea of follow him. All right, so now our other shapes can. This is a time to start having extra faults and more detail. Don't forget that fabric doesn't go straight all the way down, especially if it's a thinner fabric. As we can see here, it's not the thickest, very fabric that exists. So it moves a lot and creates very interesting effects and folds. So right we are done with Here are mine folds. Now we're going to adhere the rest of our scarf than we have here. The pipe fold and then finally the rest right here again. Don't worry too much about your lines right now, you just sketching. Just have fun with I find I found out that of course, this is me personally, but I find found out that when I'm not worrying about my lines, I have much more fun, and I end up with more interesting drawings. So take this in mind when you're drawing, because the idea of drawings to have fun with it and not feel frustrated about it. So we have our sketch. As you can see, it looks much more natural than the first shapes that we did. So now it's time to redraw our sketch. But with clean lines this time again, don't be afraid to be message of wines with fabric. It's a very good time to be messy because faults are messy. That's just how it is. And, of course, when you're doing your final lines, this is the time toe. Decide what you're keeping from the sketch. What you decides you don't want any more. Maybe some lines that you drew are too much. Maybe there are some missing in your final lines. Is the time to decide on that? Of course, that you can always change your mind. So you drew a line and you decided? No, actually, I don't like it like this way the rays and do again. So who do this? I have my cleanse lines on. I'm very happy with it. But now it's time to call her. So we give even more life to our drawing here. So I'm going to pick Pinkish Stone and now with the pink. Cook it again. I'm going toe ads the based on. So there we go. No, my friend again. So I can add color. What is missing? There you go. This is a very fast way to add color to your drawings. But off course it's and especially if you're not used to your the software using digitally , you can use just a brush and draw inside the lines. I'm going to use here orange its own for the frills here very quickly. Not much. I don't want to overdue, but I wanted to add some color here Stereo. I think it looks good this way, and I finally we're goingto us our shadows. So I'm going to pick here are pink again and now slide it down a little bit to a darker tone and adds the shadows. So we're going to go the same way that we did before. So our light is coming from the left and so we draw accordingly. This pieces of fabric here are underneath the rest, so they're going to have more shading. Same ghosts. Here, here, there's a lot of shooting Israel since its under nets. Here we have our scarf. We started with very simple shapes. Then we went for the sketch to finally our final lines and some coloring. So again, I hope this was helpful for you and again practices many times as you feel you need to and of course, have fun. Now we are done. We trying, but follow me to the next video. We're going to talk about the assignment, so I'll see you there. 5. Assignment - Practice Time!: Hello again. I hope you've enjoyed DVDs so far and learn a lot about the diaper fold and how to draw scars. It's not time to practice what we learn, so I have a quick assignment for you. We're going to practice drawing scars and I've victory different images for you to choose from. Pick one off them and draw it. You can do this digitally, or even printed images and practice with a sketchbook and pencil. All right, that's pretty much it. Remember to share your drawing so I can check it out. I can't wait to see a project and is always have fun. 6. Conclusion And Thank You!: 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 to figure, trying, drawing animals, collar, cheery 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.