CDC201: Assignment 2

Drapery Cast Drawing

Progress through these videos and overviews in the order listed, and complete the assignment. Repeat completing the assignment as needed until mastery is achieved.


Introduction to Assignment 2

CDC201: Demonstration

Drapery Cast Drawing (part 1)

CDC201: Demonstration

Drapery Cast Drawing (part 2)

CDC201: Demonstration

Drapery Cast Drawing (part 3)

Overview of Concept:

Assignment 2

Drapery Cast Drawing

Utilizing knowledge acquired in the lectures on shadow anatomy and on drapery folds, complete a drawing of a plaster cast drapery. You are expected to have a complete scheme, an accurate envelope, and a high degree of finish (of lights and darks). The finish created is expected to include details to produce the look of plaster. 


Tip: A drapery plaster cast can be created by dipping a piece of fabric into plaster, shaping it in into the desired fold, and pinning it to a board.  Once dry, the folds will retain their shape, allowing you an easier time relocating the still life setup as needed.  If you don’t need to relocate your setup, producing a drawing from a (white) fabric fold (that is not covered in plaster) is encouraged.  Attempt to produce as much detail and texture from the character of the fabric/plaster as possible in the final rendering stage.


We recommend repeating the assignment as many times as needed to achieve mastery before moving on to the next assignment.


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