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Happy Easter all! Hope your days are full of bunnies 🐰🐰 On another note, who would be interested in shirts and singlets with my scribbles on them, such as this one?!

Happy Easter all! Hope your days are full of bunnies 🐰🐰 On another note, who would be interested in shirts and singlets with my scribbles on them, such as this one?!

What did everyone think of the latest #gameofthrones? 😉

What did everyone think of the latest #gameofthrones? 😉

Tips on drawing clothing / material

In this particular drawing, we have corduroy (the jacket) and the blouse / undershirt.

Corduroy

Drawing the corduroy jacket is quite a repetitive process for me as I like to build up a lot of tones through making lines, smudging, highlighting and repeating (see below).

I drew a set of lines in the directions of the material; curves around the edges, angles as well as keeping perspective in mind (parallel lines will appear to drift closer together the further away they are). I then muted these lines by smudging with a tissue. Once I was happy that all the lines were where I wanted them to be, I repeated the lines again but filled them in using more of a shading process. This started to give the effect of little ridges. I repeated the smudging and shading process again and then used my Tombow eraser pen to highlight the center of the ridges.

Blouse / Undershirt

The under shirt was a different process, with no lines involved. I started by lightly shading in the the areas that were to be dark (around the neck and tie etc) and smudging over it with a tissue to get the smooth effect. I then highlighted the ridges by erasing lightly with the bar eraser. Once again, this process was repeated until I was happy with how it looked. These are the guidelines I generally follow in regards to a standard material.

  • Small rides (or bulges in the material) are generally look lighter and can have a sharper gradation from light to dark (see around tie).
  • Bigger, rounder bulges (see the bottom right of under shirt) typically  have a more gradual transition from dark to light.
  • The more height the ridge has, the more shadow it will produce.
  • A softer transition gives the appearance of smoothness.

To practice, find a photo of some material and use it as a reference to get a feel for the tonal values. The image below is a good example!

material

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And once again I start a new drawing when I should be finishing older incomplete drawings… But what can I say, season 4 of Game of Thrones started :)

And once again I start a new drawing when I should be finishing older incomplete drawings… But what can I say, season 4 of Game of Thrones started :)

"A very small man can cast a very large shadow."

This is a little preview of the time lapse video I am currently making featuring Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones.

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Guess whooo! 🙈

Guess whooo! 🙈

Rustin Cohle, True DetectiveMr Cohle was a fairly speedy piece in terms of hours (bar the corduroy!). He is graphite on A3 drawing paper which is a bit different from my usual Bristol paper. The drawing paper has more texture and gives it a more ‘rugged’ look, which I felt suited his character. Rust was started on a bit of a whim after finishing True Detective. If you haven’t watched it already… you should. See the piece here.
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Rustin Cohle, True Detective
Mr Cohle was a fairly speedy piece in terms of hours (bar the corduroy!). He is graphite on A3 drawing paper which is a bit different from my usual Bristol paper. The drawing paper has more texture and gives it a more ‘rugged’ look, which I felt suited his character. Rust was started on a bit of a whim after finishing True Detective. If you haven’t watched it already… you should. See the piece here.

www.lauraeddy.com.au/art/rustin-cohle

Drawing Clothing and Material (Rustin Cohle)

A (very) quick video showing how I’ve tackled the nice corduroy suit jacket on Rustin Cohle from True Detective.

It’s quite a repetitive process for me as I like to build up a lot of tones through making lines, rubbing and smudging, highlighting and repeating.

Would anyone be interested in more videos or proper tutorials?

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Need a gift? Need to decorate? 15% off all posters and stickers. Use code ‘DECORATE’ in cart. Ends this Sunday April, 6th 11:59pm.

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So this is how I spend my Saturday nights now it seems! It’s surprisingly how long it actually takes to sign 200 prints.
However, it is much better when I wake up sans hangover and in my own bed :)

So this is how I spend my Saturday nights now it seems! It’s surprisingly how long it actually takes to sign 200 prints.

However, it is much better when I wake up sans hangover and in my own bed :)

New prints available!
'Winter' A3 Limited, Signed Print of 100.shop.lauraeddy.com.au
Has anyone worked out what animal he is yet? 😅

New prints available!

'Winter'
A3 Limited, Signed Print of 100.
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Has anyone worked out what animal he is yet? 😅

‘Winter' is now available as a free iPhone wallpaper :)
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Winter' is now available as a free iPhone wallpaper :)

http://www.lauraeddy.com.au/downloads/

I didn’t use my usual super smooth paper for this one (it’s slightly textured) because I wanted a slightly more grungy look for Mr Cohle…

I didn’t use my usual super smooth paper for this one (it’s slightly textured) because I wanted a slightly more grungy look for Mr Cohle…

Winter.
Graphite on A2 Bristol Paper.
Available as a print and phone case soon.
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Winter.

Graphite on A2 Bristol Paper.

Available as a print and phone case soon.

http://www.lauraeddy.com.au/art/winter
blog.lauraeddy.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/misslauraeddy