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The Art of Drawing Folds: An Illustrator's Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure

Kelly Brine



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03 October 2017
Human figures depicted in art; Illustration; Graphical & digital media applications
From Renaissance fresco painters to contemporary graphic novel artists, the ability to draw clothed figures from one's imagination has always been crucial to artists - and exceptionally difficult to attain. With over 220 illustrations, The Art of Drawing Folds: An Illustrator's Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure reveals the logic and patterns in folds, enabling the reader to more easily predict the behavior of cloth when creating folds in their own drawings and paintings.

Addressing folds in clothing systematically, the author provides a clear, concise approach to the analysis, classification and visualization of convincingly naturalistic folds. Starting with the nature of fabric and its geometry, this book methodically explores the reasons for fold behavior based on the construction of clothing and the shapes and actions of the human figure. An essential guide and reference for animators, illustrators, storyboard artists, comic-book artists, 3D modelers, sculptors, fashion designers and students, The Art of Drawing Folds simplifies one of the most complex and important aspects of drawing the clothed figure.
By:   Kelly Brine
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
Weight:   658g
ISBN:   9780415793414
ISBN 10:   0415793416
Pages:   188
Publication Date:   03 October 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction What are Folds? Three-dimensional Drawing Learning to Draw Folds Chapter One - An Overview of Folds and Materials Chapter Two - The Elements of Folds Chapter Three - Parallel Folds Simple Parallel Folds Compound Parallel Folds Chapter Four - Radial Folds Simple Radial Folds Compound Radial Folds Chapter Five - Interlocking Folds Inverted Folds Two Parallel Folds Interlock Interlocking Groups of Parallel Folds Parallel Folds Interlock with Radial Folds Interlocking Groups of Radial Folds Chapter Six - Complex Folds Ditch and Bridge Folds Bent Tube Folds Folds at the Joints Subdivided Radial Folds Subdivided Radial Ridge Folds Nested Inverted Radial Folds Festoon Folds Linked Festoon Folds Telescoping Folds Twisting Folds Compressed Radial Folds Zigzag and Bent Tube Folds Compared Chapter Seven - Folds at the Floor and Edges How Cloth Folds When It Meets the Floor How Cloth Folds When Draped Over an Edge Chapter Eight - Drawing the Figure The Mannequin The Proportions of the Figure The Head, Chest and Hips The Upper Limb The Lower Limb Muscle Crawl Joint Surface Exposure and Length Change Tendon Stretch Creases Chapter Nine - Clothing and Folds on the Figure Folds in Pants Folds in Shirts and Blouses Folds in Formal Jackets and Coats Folds in Skirts, Dresses and Robes Folds in Shoes and Boots Chapter Ten - Folds in Hands and Gloves Chapter Eleven - Folds and Wrinkles on the Face Chapter Twelve - Light and Shade Twenty Illustrations Explaining Light and Shade

Kelly Gordon Brine is a storyboard artist working on movies and television shows such as The Punisher, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Designated Survivor and Person of Interest. He has taught drawing as an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, and has also worked as a comic book artist and a software developer.

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