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Art Lessons: Drapery: Pinch Fold

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Now we're talking about pinch folds.
Now pinch folds are probably the most
common of all the folds.
And pinch folds are when you have one
tension point
over two separate objects that are meeting
in a common place.
When you have one tension point meeting
from a, at a common place like right here,
you're going to have the folds radiate out
from that tension point.
So here's the tension point, and you're
gonna have the folds radiating out.
So as you can see, right here, that's
where the tension point is.
So it's getting pulled all the way over
here to the elbow.
It's getting pulled all the way over here,
So even though the humerus and all the
muscles on his humerus bone are not
really pulling, maybe a little bit with
the deltoid right here.
Realistically you can actually feel the
bones right here.
So it's going to a common point, but it's
all radiating from one tension point.
So, in essence you have basically one tube
going this way and
one tube going this way.
Now here you have the, the, the tension
It's radiating from behind here.
It's radiating like that, and
it's pulling all the way down till you get
to that elbow right here.
And here it's pulling up.
Here it's pulling up.
And you have these other folds,
but this right here, this is our key area,
because this is the tension point.
And as you can see, everything is pulling.
This is wrapping to the elbow, and then
that energy catches,
pulls up here, but it all starts from
right here.
All of it.
And remember try not to make any of these
folds look alike,
cuz they're all different.
So, two forms coming together, one tension
All radiating from that tension point, and
that's called a pinch fold.