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Uploaded: February 15, 2011
Artist: Finalprodigy
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 16
Updated: February 15, 2011
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Alright guys here is part two of my clothing tutorial. It is pretty much all dresses. Lets's finish this off!

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how to draw realistic clothes

How to Draw Realistic Clothes

how to draw realistic clothes step 1

STEP 1.

Alright, let's draw a shiny satin dress. I chose to make this a full body drawing so starting out with the basic forms of the body helped.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 2

STEP 2.

I sketched in the basic form of the dress during this step.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 3

STEP 3.

Erase the guidelines until your dress looks like just another regular white dress.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 4

STEP 4.

Sketch in the folds. Notice the aren't just random lines in random places. Each fold is influenced by the form or the body/dress.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 5

STEP 5.

Lightly hint at the shading during this step. Remember to keep it light.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 6

STEP 6.

You can now start adding the shading from darkest to lightest. It is easier to tackle this in sections. Folds in different sections move in different directions. So after finishing the torso section I moved on to the waist section.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 7

STEP 7.

After finishing the waist section I moved on to the last section.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 8

STEP 8.

And finally we have our finished dress. If your dress isn't looking shiny enough try making your darks darker and your lights lighter. Creating contrast is key here.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 9

STEP 9.

Finally, I will show you how to build a Victorian-style dress. So, start out with the basic forms of the body sketched out.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 10

STEP 10.

Next, sketch in the basic form of the dress. It helps to add in some guidelines to help you get the perspective right.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 11

STEP 11.

Gradually develop the dress. Keep the shapes basic and the lines light.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 12

STEP 12.

Keep developing the dress...
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 13

STEP 13.

Once you have added all that you want to add outline the main parts of the dress.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 14

STEP 14.

Now it's is time to start shading in piece by piece. It is up to you light/dark you make each part of your dress.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 15

STEP 15.

Here is the result of my shading. You can add as many details as you want and keep on shading until your dress looks perfectly realistic.
 
how to draw realistic clothes step 16

STEP 16.

I hope this two part tutorial has been helpful. for those of you who stumbled on this part first check out the first part where I show you how to draw other types of clothing. Remember to upload your drawings so that I can see them!