confidential asked: I am pretty okay at grasping how to draw folds in clothing, but for some reason, I cannot seem to wrap my head around how pants lay around feet/shoes. Any help?
Think of folds in terms of z+y shapes! The best thing I can really advise is to actually look at pants and shoes and stuff. One of the things I’ve been taught about folds is that wherever the fabric touches the body, that’s where it creates folds. Look at these t-shirt models, for example: the folds are made at the armpits and chest on both, because that’s where the fabric is either bunching, or is stretched.
In the shoe example, you can see that mst of the straight orange lines are where my legs are in the pants. The majority of the folds are created because the leg is coming in contact with my shoes. The more fabric there is, the more it bunches up (like in the baggy leg one). When I crouch, again, more fabric comes into contact with my leg and with my shoes, so there’s more bunching, and more folds.
Also keep in mind the way it drapes over the shoe in all the examples; it just follows the contour of my foot. Nothing really changes in any, except for there being more fabric touching the floor in the baggy pants one!
@w@ Hope that helps a bit~~