Art Tip File: How to Draw a Fold of Fabric

The Pipe Fold
“The pipe fold is the simplest and most common type of fold. You’ll see pipe folds hang in a series as those seen in curtains supported by a rod or in the skirt of a dress supported at the waist. They usually fall from a single point of support (the hanger, in this case) and are governed more by gravity than by action. They may be either tubular or conical in shape. On occasion, a pipe fold may have two points of support and may be an action fold.” ~ Robert T. Barrett from the January/February 2012 issue of The Artist’s Magazine (Anatomy of a Fold: Turn ordinary cloth into stunning drapery by learning to draw these seven folds.).

Art Tip File: How to Draw a Fold of Fabric Robert Barrett artist

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