DRAWING COATS/SHIRTS

THIS EXERCISE IS A VEHICLE FOR LEARNING HOW TO SHOW DEPTH AND FORM ON A FLAT PIECE OF PAPER. THE SKILLS DEVELOPED HERE CAN TRANSFER TO OTHER THINGS THAT CAN BE DRAWN LATER.
 I HUNG UP SEVERAL COATS (I SOMETIMES USE SHIRTS). WE START WITH TAN OR GRAY PAPER. A RECTANGLE THAT DESCRIBES THE LARGE BASIC SHAPE IS SKETCHED IN FIRST. HERE WE DECIDE IF THE RECTANGLE HAS THE RIGHT PROPORTIONS; IS IT TOO LONG OR TOO WIDE?
WE THEN REFINE THE OUTLINES, GETTING THE ANGLES ON THE SHOULDERS, SLEEVE SHAPES, ETC. NEXT WE DRAW IN THE INTERIOR LINES, STARTING WITH THE MOST OBVIOUS ONES. AS WE GO WE KEEP REFINING, LIKE CARVING A BLOCK OF WOOD. FINALLY WE DO THE DARKEST TONES AND WORK TO THE LIGHTEST. FINALLY WE USE WHITE CRAYON AND/OR WHITE CRAYON PASTEL. THIS IS USED FOR THE VERY LIGHTEST PLACES.
BONUS: WITH A CLASS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WE USED A EXACTO KNIFE TO CUT INTO THE DRAWING AND RAISE EDGES. THE EDGES WERE VERY SLIGHTLY BENT TO MAKE THE PAPER SECTION STAY UP. THE CUTS WERE MADE IN THE AREAS WHERE THE ACTUAL GARMENT DISPLAYED EDGES THAT DID THE SAME RISE IN ELEVATION (LIKE PART OF A COLLAR, CUFF, ETC. WE ALSO APPLIED SOME SMALL BUTTONS. THE PHYSICAL CHANGES WE SHADED (JUST UNDER A BUTTON OR PAPER EDGE) SO THEY BECAME A REAL PART OF THE DRAWING.

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