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    What Are You Wearing Today? (DRAWING exercise)

    This is an exercise I started in a forum just less than a year ago to help people to draw clothes being worn on. It's good practice, could very well help you if you're working on character/costume design and can be pretty fun.

    What do I do?
    Easy, just strike a pose and draw yourself and whatever you are wearing. You can't moan about not having any references in this thread 'cause you're working on yourself!

    ....Why?
    Practice, dear, practice! There are loads of things to work on:

    - Poses: what's possible/comfortable/natural? You can drop in some work in perspective here too to make it more dynamic;
    - Anatomy: "How would the arm be positioned if it were like this...?"
    - Clothes: How do they fit you? Do they cling to you or fall loosely? "How do I draw collars properly?"
    - Clothing folds: Clothing fold differently depending on the fabric and area of folding. Simple "bulging" lines simply won't do if you want your characters to look realistic and natural!
    - Shading: Where's the light source? Where do I shade when there are folds involved?
    - Colouring: Practice picking colours that match what you're wearing - it's important to train your eyes to identify colours as well as the shape and proportion of objects if you REALLY want to impress!
    - Hair: Eek, does light really shine on it like that?? Hair varies so much depending on its style, quality and use of products.
    - Portraying different fabric textures: Smooth as silk or tough as denim?

    ....Obviously you don't have to practice on ALL of them in however many pics you do, but if you do...well, kudos to you, lol. You'll improve in no time!

    There are no rules, just simply draw yourself and whatever you're wearing. You can even tell us what you're working on if you want.

    There are no limits to how many pics you can post, so long as they're all relevant.

    Okay, I was going to start this after CGing my entry, but it looks like it would be delayed a fair bit due to college work so I started it early since it might help out a few of you.

    Just have fun and rolll with it.



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    Just to make it clear guys, Quicksilver's my girl so hands off

    Heres a quick 10min rough. Threw on an ultrabaggy top. Found it really hard to describe the overall form with all the creases in the surface. A Great exercise!

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    Cheers for posting, kian. ^_^

    (And no, I'm not his )

    Well, here's what I'm wearing today:
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    I love this scarf~
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver
    Cheers for posting, kian. ^_^

    (And no, I'm not his )
    *Looks out the window at the rain, and hangs head*

    Nice sketch there quicksilver Great job on the foreshortening. All i'd advise is strengthening your line quality.

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    Haha. Bless.

    Cheers. Yeah, I think I'm more confident with a biro than a pencil...

    I hope this thread receives more than two participants, lol.

    [edit] I forgot to ask: Is this in the right place? If not, could one of the mods move it so it is, please? Thanks in advance
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    And here is what I'm wearing today . I had problems in finding big mirror.

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    What Are You Wearing Today? (DRAWING exercise)
    heres what i have on...my marvin the martian t-shirt...but I'm at an angle...sigh

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    What Are You Wearing Today? (DRAWING exercise)
    this is kinda what i was wearing yday, except i was wearing jeans not stripey trousers lol

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    i like your style lefran
    theirs always room for improvement
    see my sketchbook!!
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    Holy necro batman!

    Actually, since the thread is up, I'll draw myself. 2 sec.

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    Aw come on Illy, this thread is from when you were a strapping young lad - you of all people should know how to appreciate it!

    Pose in your long johns and draw yourself!

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    actually i think its a post relating to me being moronic with a camera.

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    he was having trouble with his camera's memory card or some such. It was quite entertaining in a soap/blogish sort of way

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    Okay now i'm even MORE confused.

    wait.. is there a deleted post in this thread or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash View Post
    wait.. is there a deleted post in this thread or something?

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    Cool idea! I'll do one later tonight. Thanks for the prompt!


    EDIT:

    Here it is, me wearing a V-neck T-Shirt and glasses.

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    Blimey, talk about a blast from the past! XD Forgot I even made this thread!

    Jon: If you ever visit this thread again: you've improved LOADS since then, mate!! .......and I'm still not your girl.... lefran is

    Ilaekae: C'mooon old man, you know you've got a few minutes to spare ;P

    Well, might as well add something to this. Soz about the picture quality - I'm at my parents' atm so no scanner (not that I know of, anyway), so this photo will have to do for now.
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    haha fun idea for a thread, i see its very old, nice it got necroed, been working the whole freaking day, was a nice break, too bad cant finish today stupid last exams.
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    Might regret posting this one sometime later, but since it is already drawn, why not?

    Got a call while drawing it, so it ended being part of it even when the called ended. It was a bit hot today too. So anyways, very fun thread and refreshing exercise Quicksilver, should do this more often

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    A quickie before i fall asleep. Cool exercise
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