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Learn to Paint People Quickly
There is no doubt that folds and creases in fabric are two of the chief delights of painting clothes. The reason is simple: they create patterns of alternating light and shade, and this tonal variation
is very satisfying to behold and to paint.

Posted by Anova Published See Anova's 60 projects » © 2020 Hazel Soan / Pavilion · Reproduced with permission. · Extracted from Learn to Paint People Quickly by Hazel Soan, published by Batsford.
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  • How to create a drawing or painting. How To Paint Folds And Creases - Step 1
    Step 1

    Saffron Robes
    Watercolour (25.5 x 18cm/10 x 7in)
    The wet-into-wet technique of watercolour makes representing folds a quick process. I painted the robe with pale orange and then, along the line of the fold shadows, added more concentrated pigment into the damp wash. The paint spread out gently, creating effortless gradations in tone.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. How To Paint Folds And Creases - Step 2
    Step 2

    Listening to the Wind
    Oil on canvas (122 x 76cm/48 x 30in)

  • How to create a drawing or painting. How To Paint Folds And Creases - Step 3
    Step 3

    Balanced View
    Oil on canvas (20 x 20cm/8 x 8in)
    In this oil painting it is light rather than shadow that is added to show folds. I painted the darker, shaded colour of the sarong rst and then added the highlights on the ridge of the folds with paler paint.

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