Where do Folds Come From?
A Drapery Study/Tutorial

In order to draw drapery, we need to know how drapery gathers, how folds form, and what shapes they take.

This study/tutorial takes a look at the creation of folds, and identifies a fundamental building block of drapery folds, the "Y" shape. With knowledge of how this building block is constructed, and what forces cause it to form, it becomes easier to draw convincing drapery with or without reference.