P118 Project: The Clothed Figure – Exercise: Fabric with line and form

Throw a piece of clothing or a length of plain fabric across a chair … and then draw two 15-minute sketches using line only with a soft pencil or charcoal.




In 5 cm squares, draw five-minute sketches of different parts of the fabric. … Identify and emphasise the areas of light and shade that will define the form.



These were drawn with a soft graphite pencil. The top four were drawn conventionally. For the bottom two, I rubbed graphite shavings from the pencil over the squares then used a putty rubber for the highlights before adding darker shadows in pencil.


About notes to the milkman

I'm a printmaker based in the North West of England, living in Bolton and printing at Hot Bed Press in Salford. Please visit my website johnpindararts.weebly.com
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