Clothed Figure Drawing Unit Plan

September 13 to October 10, 2021

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Resources

There are several resources on this topic, and I assume that most of them contain similar information. I’ll try to skim them all and then choose my favorite to go deeper into.

Videos

Books

Art Parent

Alfredo Alcala. He was the inker on many of my favorite issues of The Savage Sword of Conan, and I really like the way he renders billowing cloaks and puffy shirts. His style is suited to the kinds of medieval clothing I want to draw in my own art.

Exercises

  • Learn, copy, invent.
  • Week 1— Gestures of clothed figures.
  • Week 2— Linear lay-ins of clothed figures
  • Week 3 — Lay-ins of clothed figures with mapped shadows
  • Week 4— Fully rendered clothed figures.