If you’ve wondered how to draw jeans and not knowing it has stopped you from creating great fashion designs, then this is your place! This step by step tutorial will cover the basics of drawing jeans, starting with the skinny jeans type.
Step 1 Preparation
In the first place you need to draw the legs of your model in the pose that you want them to be. Sketch the waistline and the hemline.
Noticed how the waist line is slopping? This is because our model is standing on her left leg only.
Tip: Always draw the waistline inclined from the supporting towards the relaxed leg.
Step 2 Add some volume
Even though the fashion figure is really skinny the tummy creates volume that makes the waistline curve down in that area. Curve it up again when it reaches the supporting leg.Draw parallel lines to hint the belt and the hem.
Regardless of how skinny the jeans that you are drawing may be, there is always some extra volume to add around the legs. It may be barely visible, but add it in case you don’t want your jeans to look as stitched tights.
Step 3 The seams of your jeans
Draw the seams following the form of the leg. Mark where the belt loops are going to be.
Step 4 Draw creases and folds
Tip: Drawing the creases and folds of a clothing is crucial in order to make one fashion illustration look professional and well done.
The creases around the crotch have to be drawn like this: those of the supporting leg go up, and those of the relaxed one are curved around the leg.
The knee creases: those of the supporting leg are just over and under the knee, as it’s the most bulging part of the body there. The creases of the relaxed leg are radial as shown.
There are also some small folds in the bottom of the jeans.
Draw the pockets and the closing.
Step 5 Touch realistic looks
The folds affect also the outline of the clothes. Crinkle the outline everywhere you have creases.
To create the illusion of wrapping around make the size of the belt loops bigger and let the belt itself wrap the body adding volume from the sides.
Draw the button of the jeans.
Step 6 Details
Here you give your jeans stitching around the pockets and the seams.
Draw the button hole adding just two little dashes and don’t forget the little pocket, that is so, so typical for jeans.
Be creative and design your own collection of jeans! Take this base and work on the details- buttons, stitching and pockets. If you don’t feel sure about drawing denim fabric check out the How to draw denim tutorial.