How to Draw a Hoodie: Back and Side View

Hey friends!

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Now – let’s get to business.

In this drawing lesson I’ll teach you how to draw a hoodie, from two different angles: Back and side!

Watch the video, and then read on.

Hope that was helpful (=

Not a lot to add here.

The main thing that makes drawing hoodies special is… you guessed it – the hood!

The rest of the hoodie works just like any other sweater / shirt. Folds are mainly around the armpits, shoulders and waist.

For a good beginner’s guide, check out my book on drawing folds and clothes on Amazon.

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Here are a few tips on drawing the hood

Remember the hood comes out the back of the hoodie (confusing, huh? =P). It is actually connected to the back, right below the back side of the neck.

Here is what it looks like when it’s resting on the back.

how to draw a hoodie back

Notice how the cloth bunches up, creating many folds.

Also, remember that if your character tilts its head, the hood will move with it.

Here is an example:

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In this example, the guy’s head is turned to the right, causing the hood to stretch. This causes that LONG diagonal fold.

Also, notice how the back of the hood is usually more abundant in folds.

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This happens because the excess cloth tends to move there.

This is all there is to it! Practice drawing hoodies from different angles, and with different positions of the hood itself.

And let me know if you have any questions regarding how to draw a hoodie, or in general.

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– Liron

How to Draw a Leather Jacket

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In this lesson I’ll teach you how to draw a leather jacket.

Well, I’m vegan, so let’s say this is a synthetic leather jacket, shall we? (=

Anyway – check out the vid, and I’ll wrap up with some key tips!

Okay, hope you enjoyed this one!

Here are a few key tips for drawing jackets.

Learn How to Draw Folds and Clothes

This is rather obvious. You must understand folds in clothes, and learn how to draw them.

For a good beginner’s guide, check out my book on drawing folds and clothes on Amazon.

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Leather / synthetic Leather

What characterizes clothing items made of leather or synthetic leather is that they are mostly THICK and DURABLE.

This cause LESS folds to appear. It also causes them to become thicker and larger.

This can very from one jacket to another, but it can be used as a general rule.

Also, this material is usually shiny. This means we’ll leave many areas entirely white in our drawings.

And that’s really all there is to it. Follow these guidelines while using reference, and I’m sure you’ll get this down.

Here is the final version of this drawing:

how to draw a leather jacket

Let me know if you have any questions.

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– Liron

How to Draw a 3D Cube!

Hey friends!

In this drawing lesson I’ll teach you a high demanded topic – how to draw a 3d cube!

Now, there are a lot of different videos / lessons on drawing a cube.

But…

I want to put an emphasis on UNDERSTANDING how a cube looks from all angles, which will allow you to draw it in ANY angle you would like.

Sounds awesome? That’s because it is.

First – watch the vid. Than, read on for the key tips.

Okay, got it?! Now for the main points:

What is a Cube?

A cube is a three-dimensional object that has 6 equally sized sides. It also has 8 pointy angles.

Here is a transparent cube depicting this.

How to draw a 3d cube

In reality, we can only see up to  3 planes of the cube.

Here is how it looks.

How to draw a 3d cube

Different Angles

If we move the cube around, we will see less of certain sides and more of others.

This happens because when we look at things from an angle, they become squeezed. That’s called foreshortening, and will be covered in a separate post (=

Anyway, here are some cubes at different angles.

How to draw a 3d cube

Notice how the in the center most cube – we can only see ONE side.

The ones above it are tilted upwards or downwards, and allow us to see TWO sides.

The rest are tilted both upwards / downwards, AND  sideways. This allows use to see THREE sides.

That’s how it works (=

Hopefully now you can draw a 3D cube at ANY angle you wish!

Hit me up with questions, or anything else you might have in mind, and I’ll do my best to help!

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Until next time,

– Liron

How to Draw a 3D Ball

Hey friends!

In this drawing lesson I’ll teach you how to draw a 3D ball! Well actually it’s a beach ball… Let’s go!

Check out the video first, and then read on for extra drawing tips.

Key tips:

1. Draw an accurate shape

Shading is important, but remember that drawing an accurate shape to begin with is ALSO important.

Try and get the guidelines to be relatively accurate, and in place.

2. Set the light source – and stick to it!

This may be basic to some, but is important to take note of. Upon deciding on a light source, make sure you stay “loyal” to it.

If light comes from the right side, make sure all left / inner / indented parts are darker.

3. How to draw the shadows themselves

There are several factors that dictate how shadows look.

The key ones are:

  • Distance / direction of the light source
  • Strength of the light source
  • Distance of object from the surface on which the shadow falls

Here are a few simple examples:

Direction of the light source:

Direction

The stronger the light source, the darker the shadow:

Strength

The SMALLER the distance between the object and it’s cast shadow, the DARKER the cast shadow becomes.

Distance

Aaaaand that’s probably it for this drawing lesson! Hope you learned something new.

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– Liron

How to Draw a Pug Dog’s Face (Cute!)

Hey there!

In this drawing lesson I’ll teach you how to draw a cute pug face.

Key Drawing Tips

1. Draw a good base of guidelines.

Be sure to draw the guidelines correctly. They are the base of the drawing.

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They don’t have to look perfect, and you can roughly sketch them. They do, however, need to be as accurate as possible.

Draw the main shape of the head and the ears. Finally, divide the face along the center. This will help us draw the rest of the face.

Pug eyes and nose

2. Fur Fur Fur

The fur is an important component to this drawing.

Use short, quick strokes of the pencil to draw the fur and make it look believable. Be sure to observe the direction in which the fur grows, and draw it according to that.

In this specific drawing, the fur moves outwards from the center of the cute pug’s face.

how to draw pug fur

And that’s mostly it!

Have fun, and draw many different animals so you can practice different types of textures, such as fur, scales, feathers etc…

Also, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my blog (ON THE LEFT), or via my Get Awesome Stuff page! You’ll get my eBook for free + great tips and advice on drawing! (=

And until next time, take care!

– Liron