Drawing Drapery: The Diaper Fold

The next fold is characterized by having two points of origin. It is called the diaper fold because it has the look of a diaper hanging on a clothes line. The image below clearly shows the basic configuration.

Drawing Drapery, Diaper Fold 1
Drawing Drapery, Diaper Fold 1

The next illustration show both the pipe and diaper folds. Notice how the folds go over the form. We have a clear understanding of the volume of the legs, waist, and even the arm as the drapery goes behind and over it.

Drawing Drapery, Diaper Fold 2
Drawing Drapery, Diaper Fold 2

By Glenn Vilppu

This article is an excerpt from the Drawing Drapery Manual.



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