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Drawing Accordion Pleats

Drawing Accordion Pleats

This lesson will teach you how to draw accordion pleats. You will begin, by mapping the fashion pose. Once your pose has been established, we will teach you how to map the pleats, how to refine your line quality and how to shade the pleats, so that the end result is a very dramatic effect. Once you have learned how to draw and illustrate this design detail, try your hand at learning other design details like side pleats, smocking, cascade ruffles and cowls.

Module Description Step
1 Mapping the Pose & Accordion Pleats 1-4
2 Shading the Accordion Pleats 1-6
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MODULE 1 • Mapping the Pose & Accordion Pleats

Step Description
1A Start this lesson by mapping the gesture of the fashion pose, beginning with plum line.
1B Next, define the waist. Then map the pelvis and the crotchline. Add the position of the legs next.
2 Now, draw the waistband of the skirt.


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