Drawing Side Pleats - University of Fashion

Drawing Side Pleats

Drawing Side Pleats

Learn how to draw and illustrate side pleats on a pair of sporty culottes. Once your pose has been established, we will teach you how to plan and shade your side pleats using pencils markers. The result is a portfolio-worthy illustration. Once you have learned this design detail, try your hand at learning how to draw accordion pleats, smocking, cascade ruffles and cowls.

Module Description Step
1 Mapping the Pose & Side Pleats 1-9
2 Shading the Side Pleats 1-11
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MODULE 1 • Mapping the Pose & Side Pleats

Step Description
1A For this lesson, we will be creating a stylized culotte with side pleats. Start this lesson by mapping the gesture of the fashion pose, beginning with the plum line.
1B Next, define the waist. Then map the pelvis and the crotch line. Add the position of the legs next.
2 Now, draw the waistband. Add the centerline and the crotch.


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