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Zig-zag Folds

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The best way to learn how to draw clothing folds is to get a lot of practice. You can do this by drawing from life, or by studying references. You may also want to learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator. You can download free images from Pixabay. This way, you can practice drawing these folds without spending a dime.

Once you have mastered these techniques, you can start to apply them to other mediums. For example, you can use overlapping strokes to smooth the surface of a towel, or you can use them to create a crosshatch.

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Among the many folds you will come across in clothing are zig-zag folds. These are commonly found in shirts and pants on thicker fabric. They are caused by opposing forces on the material. They change direction abruptly. Some folds are shaped like cords. Others are rounded or V-shaped. You will also see them festooned around the figure. Depending on the material, the number of folds will vary. Softer fabrics will produce more rounded folds. Tighter fabrics will have fewer folds. This is because more fabric means more layers. You will also see more complex folds in more layers of fabric.

A zig-zag fold is similar to a spiral fold, but they differ in several ways. The zig-zag fold is caused by opposing forces on the material. It is a cousin to the spiral fold. Some zig-zag folds are formed when the fabric changes direction abruptly. For example, a pair of pants may bunch up behind the knee. The pants will then buckle in opposite directions, creating a zig-zag fold. The zig-zag fold will alternate inward and outward, but it will not be uniform.


You will also notice zig-zag folds in clothes when they bunch up behind the arm. You may also see creases behind the knees of pants. You may have left imprints on your jeans while waiting in line. You should know what folds are on your clothes to avoid the same issues.


Creating the U shape clothing folds is easy. First, study the various types of folds that are found in clothing. Then, learn how to draw each one. You can do this by taking pictures of clothing or by studying a real life example.

You’ll find that each fold has its own characteristics. They may be simple, such as a crease, or complex, such as a pipe fold. It is important to study the various folds in order to better draw clothing.

The most basic fold is the crease. The crease is created when the fabric is pulled or squeezed. The creases are often square-ish diamonds.

complicated fold

Another fold that is not as common but can be used to illustrate a more complicated fold is the zig-zag fold. This fold occurs when pants bunch up at the bottom of the legs. The zig-zag fold is similar to the half-lock fold, but instead of a crease, the zig-zag fold has alternating areas of inward and outward folds.

half-lock fold

The fold with the most amount of detail is the half-lock fold. This is a U-shaped fold that is most prominent around the elbows. It's also known as the elbow fold.