The Spiral Fold

Spiral folds are exactly what the name implies, folds that spiral and wrap around the form. This is a very useful fold for showing the volume of the form. The illustrations on this page give a clear idea of how the fold works.

Drapery Spiral 1

Drapery Spiral 2

A scarf or cape wrapped around the figure will also follow the same basic pattern of the spiral fold.

By Glenn Vilppu

This article is an excerpt from the Drawing Drapery Manual.