This course is perfect for fine artists, entertainment designers, comic & anime artists, and animators as well as portrait painters or for anyone who wants to draw or paint drapery from observation or imagination.
Yes! The best way to be able to depict realistic subject matter is to understand it's mechanics, and that's what this course is all about. The style you use in your own work, even realism, is up to you!
No. In this course you will learn how to represent and draw drapery and costume but not how to do costume design.
You should at least do one of our beginning figure drawing courses or have a few years of figure drawing experience before attempting to draw the costumed figure.
Take notes in your sketchbook during the lecture. Follow along with the instructor demos stroke-by-stroke, then practice on your own with the provided references.
You should have basic figure drawing and construction drawing skills. Our foundational course is a minimum. It is also recommended to take Iliya Mirochnik's Drapery Drawing Course as well (coming in 2020).
Parts of this course (the Glenn Vilppu portion), were recorded earlier than the bulk of it which was recorded in 2018.
Portions of this course were recorded live and as a result some of the audio has some artifacts that can't be resolved. Hopefully the usefulness of the information outweighs this distraction.
Learn to make stunning drawing, painting, sculptures, and more — all at your own pace.