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    Fabric drawing/painting resources

    Looking for resources (especially books) on fabric drawing/painting. Itís something Iíve always struggled with more than anything. I think in particular itís the difficulty of knowing which edges should be hard and soft and how to represent different kinds of fabric, since they all absorb light differently. I know life drawing trumps all, but Iíd like to have something I can refer to at home as well. Is there anything along the lines of Loomis or Gurney in simplicity of theory?
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    I've found a lot of value from Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery, but Burne Hogarth isn't everyone's cup of tea.

    Drawing drapery is tough, but there are systems of classification of fold types that can make it easier to get a handle on.

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    That book scanned in the blog looks really good. When I tried to search Famous Artists Course all I got were some out of print/unavailable university course textbooks. Is that what the blog is referring to, or is there another book widely available?

    thank you everyone for the responses! Now I have to pick which one of these to go with
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    I use a combination of photo reference (self shot if need be) and 3D simulation (Marvelous Designer) for drapery. MD can also simulate wind which is cool for banners and such.

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