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[C+C] Help with simple clothing and folds

on: January 03, 2015, 08:14:40 pm
Yello. I could use some assistance or ideas on how to do clothing, I've looked at some tutorials but cant really understand them to well.
(But if anyone's got some good links to pixel clothing tutorials, I would be happy to check them out)

Would like to keep the style pretty simple, and the main area that I need help with is the skirt feels to hard not flowy enough.     
(not to sure if it just needs to be animated to get that feel though)

also any anatomy critic would be appreciated also.



and just to make sure no ones confused, I've posted here a couple years ago before as Kelmaro.

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Re: [C+C] Help with simple clothing and folds

Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 09:40:59 pm
I did a quick and rough edit to demonstrate what I'm talking about:



So, things to keep in mind when pixelling clothes. One would be that when something is tight, it tends to create horizontal folds. When something is loose, it creates vertical folds.

So first thing I did was look at where the tight folds would lie. The top of her dress seems tight, so the area between her breasts would have some horizontal folding. The area along her waist also seems tight, so I added some in there.

Now, you could add some straight up and down folds for her skirt, but there are two problems with that. It doesn't take into account the shape of her body beneath the skirt, and it doesn't add movement (since you felt the skirt wasn't flowy enough).

I changed the shape of the hem because it lined up perfectly with her legs, and along with the shadow, made it look like she was wearing shorts.

With the folds on the actual skirt, I started them along the side of her waist, because that is where the body curves and catches a lot of fabric. I had the folds go diagonally down her body to add some movement to the dress.

If you want to make it more flowy, you can add more folds, but with a piece this small it might make it more difficult to read.

Another thing I did was remove the highlight color. That depends on the fabric more than anything, but most fabrics aren't shiny, and I personally feel you'd be served better by either choosing a color for AA or skipping that altogether. If you do want to use a highlight, make sure it flows with the fabric instead of just sitting along a side of the piece. I'd also mess with the color a bit, as it's very similar to your skin shadow color.

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Re: [C+C] Help with simple clothing and folds

Reply #2 on: January 03, 2015, 10:51:35 pm
Here are two helpful wrinkle and fold tutorials I found long time ago, you should study them. And also try to find real life references and see how fabric behave.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Easy-wrinkles-and-folds-204725698
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Clothes-tips-186323175

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Re: [C+C] Help with simple clothing and folds

Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 02:42:42 am
So I ended up not adding more folds (Might do so later) since it made it look to detailed compared to everything else, but I tried curving the shadows witch gave somewhat a flowy feel id say. Also changed the highlight colour of the clothes so it doesn't look as shiny and contrasts a bit more with the skin.
 
Even though I know it isn't realistic, I would prefer to keep the highlights how they are since it's an easy way to give more form to the clothing.

Also tried changing the hem so it wouldn't look like shorts like you were saying, cant say for sure that I fixed it or not since I couldn't really see that to begin with though.