Leather is fairly rigid and even a tight jacket will somewhat conceal the shape of the body. The shoulder areas where the sleeves are stitched to the jacket will stick out be “pointy” while the chest area will be squeezed in. Draw accordingly.
Tight jeans will almost exactly hug the shape of the legs. If you’ve done a sketch of the body as suggested earlier you only really need to indicate the top and bottom of the jeans to get their overall shape. The only exception in this case are the bottom of the jeans because they are rolled up. Draw the rolled up parts slightly away from the shape of the legs.
In this example the inner side of the folds because invisible as they progress from the left side of the picture to the right.
The folds in tight jeans will usually be at the sides of the knees and at the very top between the legs. Draw some in those areas.
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In this example the major folds will be at the shoulder (because of the slightly raised arm) and on the inside of the elbow (because the arm is bent). There will also be some light folds at the level of the upper stomach area because the body is very slightly bent to one side.
Draw the lighter folds and the smaller parts like the details of the zipper and the pockets after you draw the major features.
Here are a few more random examples, of a bow and some sleeves. The most important thing to note here is the shape of the folds at the joint of the sleeve in the middle.
Anime and manga characters are drawn wearing different types of clothes hundreds and even thousands of times therefore their clothes is often drawn in a simplified manner. The more essential elements of each peace are shown while minor details like smaller folds are left out.
Sweaters and sweatshirts are usually made of soft but fairly thick material and tend to be fairly baggy and thus tend to have a lot of folds an curves.
This tutorial focuses on the basics of drawing some common types of clothes in the anime and manga styles. The examples shown are of female clothes but the tips can be applied to drawing male clothing as well.
For sweat pants that are fairly baggy that hang down as in the example there will be very few folds. The only major folds in this example will be on the knee of the forward leg as the pants will hang off of it very slightly creating some tension.
Start by drawing the overall shape of the sweater or sweatshirt with the outline of the major curves and folds. Baggy clothes will tend to hand downwards and collect at the bottom. Keep this in mind when drawing.
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To draw an anime school uniform skirt start once again by drawing its overall shape. Next draw some vertical lines to indicate the proportions of the folds. It’s important to note that the folds in this particular design will be sort of like teeth that point in one direction but slowly curve around.
To draw an anime style leather jacket on the body start by drawing it’s overall shape and major features such as where the zipper line and collar.
At the left are some examples of basic types of folds. Notice the movement of each example shown; the fabric flows downward on the top left two, for they are being pulled down by gravity. This type of fold would be on something that hangs loosely, such as a cape or long shirt. On the lower left and upper right examples, the fabric is not only pulled by gravity, but stretched to the left (probably by an arm that is underneath the clothing). The folds become more horizontal than vertical the further it is stretched. Also notice how sometimes the folds are nested within one another. This will often occur at joints or areas in which loose clothing is bunched up. The lower right picture is a slightly more complex example of a more inert piece of cloth being pulled in a viarety of directions. Notice how the folds follow the direction that the cloth is being pulled in.
To draw anime sweat pants again start by drawing the overall shape.
Drawing any type of closing can be a bit challenging but as already mentioned if you are having trouble drawing anime clothes look at example of real clothes.
Before you start drawing an outfit it can be very helpful to study some photos of real clothes to get the general idea of the the designs and where the different parts such as zipper and buttons tend to be located.
Here are a few more examples of basic fold shapes. On the left, the cloth is being pulled downwards by gravity and to the right by wind or motion. On the left, the long strip of cloth is bunched up near the top. Remember to use shading to give your subjects more form. Generally, you shade along a fold line, or on any places that you think a shadow would be cast. This takes some getting used to. It helps to look at actual folds sometimes to see where to shade. Sometimes, I’ll sketch the drapes or a towel hung over a chair just to practice and get a better feel for how clothing is shaded.
To draw an anime shirt (school uniform or other) once again start by drawing the overall shape of the shirt and it’s major features. Because shirts are usually made of fairly thin and soft material the shape of the body will be more obvious through a shirt than through a jacket.
Drawing Anime Jeans Drawing anime tight jeans on body drawing example
If you’re a beginner artist start by first drawing a rough sketch of the shape and pose of the body before you draw the clothes (assuming the clothes you are drawing is being worn).
These are some more complex, overlapping and nested folds. The more detail you put into the folds, the more interesting it will look. On the left, notice how the fabric bunches up where it is tied together; the weight of the fabric pulls it down and causes extra creases and folds to form where it is gathered together. The tie itself is drawn with lots of detail, and the cloth beneath it blows loosely in the wind. The fabric is shaded around the folds and in the crevices formed by the cloth. On the picture to the right, a length of fabric is draped upon the floor; notice how the folds nest in one another and overlap, creating an interesting effect.
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If the shirt is fairly tight and has short sleeves as in the example you only need to draw a few folds. Draw some folds below and above the chest. In this example there is also one fold going across the stomach are to show that the shirt is being lightly stretched in one direction because of the light bend in the body. You can also draw some folds in the upper stomach area for the same reason.
The most important thing to consider whenever you are drawing clothing or any type of fabric is the direction the fabric is going to be pulled in. Folds are caused wherever the fabric is being stretched or pulled; figure out how exactly you want the fabric to move, and the rest is pretty easy. Always remember to consider the figure beneath the clothing; the cloth should reveal the shape of the figure beneath. I’ll go into more detail on this later.
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To draw a sweater in the anime style start by drawing its overall shape.