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Uploaded: January 4, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: January 4, 2012
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It’s time for me to submit another simple lesson that is going to be either very helpful to some people, or not at all useful to others. I’m about to attempt to show you "how to draw socks", step by step. I figured that making a pair of socks for your characters can be a useful skill to learn. I have drawn so many figures that have no shoes on, but they wear socks. There are many different types of socks that are available for purchase and they range from dress socks, sports socks, ankle socks, toe socks, socks that cover the whole bottom half of your leg, and some even as go as short as below the ankle line. I myself like to wear bootie socks because they are comfortable for one, and because they keep my toes warm. I’m one of those people that have no problem with keeping warm when it comes to my upper body; it’s when the chills start flowing down my legs and to my feet. My feet are the toughest part of my body to keep warm and so that is why I love my bootie socks. I do hope you find this lesson helpful and I’m sure that if you don’t have a need for it now, you will probably use it later when you do need it. Well, that’s it; I have to go now because there is much more for me to do. I have to make lessons for tomorrow so you can have even more fun. Thanks guys and enjoy!

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How to Draw Socks

how to draw socks step 1

STEP 1.

Now, people get rather confused when they are drawing socks on a foot. Sometimes, when one is wearing a sock for a long period of time, the tip will start to sag and look very similar to this. This is great to use for characters who are sloppy, just woke up from bed (still wearing socks), or never change their socks. This technique also applies to oversized socks which are too big for the foot. 1) where the foot is most active, there will be present wrinkles...all the time. 2) The toe of the sock/foot will always form the shape, generally the toe is the largest peak of a foot. 3) Like I stated previously, if someone is overusing a sock or if it is too big, the fabric will sag off through the tip.
 
how to draw socks step 2

STEP 2.

Here is what a sock should look like on a foot. Notice how 1) the ankle will have occurring wrinkling, because there is constant active force at the ankle and curves of a foot. 2) Like I've stated, there will be subtle wrinkles at the crease of the foot or curve; if a sock is too big, the wrinkle would be much larger. 3) There should be moderate wrinkling at the creases of the toes. This is also required since our socks do not seal the visibility of our feet; meaning, you will always see definition of toes.
 
how to draw socks step 3

STEP 3.

Here is a basic example on some different foot poses of feet with socks on.
 
how to draw socks step 4

STEP 4.

And yet another example of socks in the most simplest form.
 
how to draw socks step 5

STEP 5.

Start with a boxy shape for the foot of the sock like so and then draw in the top park of the ankle line.
 
how to draw socks step 6

STEP 6.

Draw out the actual foot and leg as well as the toes. This will help you draw the actual sock on the foot.
 
how to draw socks step 7

STEP 7.

Outline the foot you just drew with some wavy strokes to make the shape of the sock. Sketch in some wrinkles, folds, and creases as well as the cuff above the ankle. Draw the detailing lines and start cleaning up the sketch.
 
how to draw socks step 8

STEP 8.

Here is how your sock looks when you are all done. Color in your socks or draw in another one to make a pair.