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Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery: Solutions for Drawing the Clothed Figure

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Understanding how the body moves is the key to rendering clothing, as world-renowned artist Hogarth demonstrates in this unique book.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Watson-Guptill (first published 1992)
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Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent book I constantly refer back to for drawing the clothed figure.
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Well first of all Hogarth, the illustrator is a dynamic artist, there is no doubt about that. And I did learn something from this book, however... In my opinion, this is a book for beginners and it does explain kinetic forces, the push and pull of fabric, crossing wrinkles, compression wrinkles, hanging wrinkles, passive or lying wrinkles, wrinkle patterns, textures, and supposedly different materials.
For me there were just too many wrinkles. Everything looked like it was made out of cheese clo
Mar 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction

Not for beginners, which meant I felt a bit overwhelmed. Each page has a stunning drawing of some imaginative character in flight, mid dance or doing sports with their costumes, helms and skirts flying. There is no how-to whatsoever, and the explanations center around what points, or anchors of the body clothing wrinkles crease from. The word crotch was used a lot. You'd need to be decent at drawing anatomy and most textures already to be able to use the information. I would have liked to see mo
Tim S.
Feb 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-artists
While not especially reader friendly with its stiff wording and excessive jargon, the first half of this book contains what is probably the most practical system for understanding why wrinkles form that I've read. Simple, easy to understand, and something even novices like myself can begin incorporating successfully into their own work right away.

The rest of the book deals with specific cases -- wrinkles formed underwater, wrinkles appearing in old clothing, etc -- some of which is more useful
Dan Henk
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This, in my view, is one of his best books. It really helps you understand the mechanics of why things wrinkle and fold the way they do in real life. This is essential for the artist, especially if reference is not used.
Hadji VanderVeer
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Burne does it again in form and space relation,with body movement in connection to fabric
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a must have reference book for any serious artist. It helps makes sense of the way clothing drapes on a figure in all sorts of movements. I refer to this one a lot.
Martha Smith
Jul 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: art
I found this book to be helpful when I first started drawing clothed figures. I think most beginning drawing students would find some of the illustrations helpful and instructive.
Serge Pierro
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: art
A good book for understanding how drapery and wrinkles on the human form. Not as "exciting" as some of his other books, but still has good information within.
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Burne Hogarth started young. Born in 1911, he was enrolled in the Chicago Art Institute at the age of 12 and an assistant cartoonist at Associated Editors' Syndicate at 15. At the age of 26, he was chosen from a pool of a dozen applicants as Hal Foster's successor on the United Features Syndicate strip, "Tarzan". His first strip, very much in Foster's style, appeared May 9, 1937. It wasn't long be ...more
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