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January 27, 2007
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Drapery Study by FabianMonk Drapery Study by FabianMonk
The title basically explains it all. A drapery study I did for my portfolio. Pencil on size A3 paper.
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Sagittarius-A-star Feb 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, cool, that is a very nice drapery study. :) The folds are so very clearly defined and crisp...

I have a quick question, how did you pin up and arrange the drapery for this study?  And what did you use as the drapery?  My book has set me the task of doing a few weeks of drapery study, and I have been wondering what to use and how to pin it up.  I have two old bed sheets I can use, so that is taken care of.  However, my book instructed me to use thumbtacks to pin the drapery to the wall and there is probably NO way that I am going to get away with putting a bunch of holes in the walls.  Even small holes.  So I hit on the idea of using clothespins to clip the sheets to some thick shutters, which appears to work.  I figured that the drapery just needs to be held up somehow and it doesn't really matter how it is done so long as it works.  A big reason to study drapery is to draw clothes, and it isn't like we tack clothes onto people with thumbtacks, ha ha.  But I am curious as to what other artists have used to arrange their drapery... I figure that there are probably as many ways as there are ways to drape a sheet on something. :lol:
wow, this is beautiful!! :)
FabianMonk Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AnjosArt Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's outstanding!! I loved that!!

Would u mind if I use it to make an lineart? rlx I'll give 100% of credits to u :D
FabianMonk Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm not exactly sure what you mean, are you talking about inking? But either way I think it's cool, go ahead.
I love this, great work with the shading!

great attention to detail and contrast/lighting, it's as if i could reach out and touch it. the soft texture is super too, sometimes i over do my pencil sketches and they come out rough looking ( -> Vanishing Point, Zwei ), i'll have to practice more :aww:
oherialc Oct 25, 2008
Nice job.

What number pencil did you use?

Or what combinations of pencils, if you used different ones for different value tones?
FabianMonk Oct 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure it was a mechanical pencil with HB lead.
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