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!
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.
......Oh, and pose, don't forget to pose.