Hi there. Here are some rough sketches, ranging from rough, to slightly rendered. I’m practicing drawing some clothing specific to the Victorian era for a little project. Click on the thumbnails for detail. I ended coming up with this crazy post layout so I could fit the images into this piece. I should have planned a bit better, or just included fewer images, but I wanted to show most of the process I went through. The bowler hat guy on the left is the nicest drawing of the bunch, so if you’re in a hurry, click his noggin.
I started with that top-right one from imagination, and then I called up some reference images to crank up a bit of reality. In general, this all went from warm ups with rough lines, to a little more serious experiments. Here’s this quick and rough top hat guy on the left, trying to get some form down. The third guy (2nd top hat) got more attention. I know, his head is a tad small, but the hat makes up for it, right? On the left, we have this half-finished sober guy. Half finished because things got quite active at home at the time. I did have a little fun trying to draw those clasped hands. And the image of the clothes dummy on the right side was more of a concentration test. The fabric was something else. Working that funky tie too.
This was a little journey of discovery. Folds and patterns are fun to draw, although I took my shortcuts. Drawing tweed will be for some other time. I was more interested in the cut of the cloth, and the way it would drape. My purpose is to be able to dress up an unusual character as a Dapper gent. I think I’m ready to enter the “fitting” room.