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.
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.