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Art Lessons: Drapery: The U-Fold

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the u-fold is when you have two tension
You have one tension point over here, and
you have it kind of folding in the middle
And that's a u-fold.
Now, all these folds are all so different
and so
unique, that that's what really beautiful.
Surprise of where the lines are going in
Predictability is the devil.
Think about that.
Even in a relationship.
You wanna always be able to surprise your
because when it gets predictable, it gets
Well, that's no different than in a
drawing or painting.
If it's predictable, if you have the same
line, line, line, line,
and they're always equidistant, and you
think about that,
it's, I'm sorry, I just fell asleep cuz
that was so boring.
Know what I'm talking about?
So, same thing with drawing and painting.
Keep it alive.
Keep it fresh.
Keep it unpredictable.
So here, you basically just have two folds
from two tension points.
So, one tension point, you have radiating
down like this.
And, going up, around.
And you have the laws of radiation
applying here as well.
Tension point here, and laws of radiation
coming down like that.
Tension point.
Laws of radiation.
Now here, you have this kind of almost
this giant plane.
And here, you have what is really the
essence of your u-fold.
U-folds should be a bit less angular.
But here, it's a little too angular.
That's okay.
And you are pulling
down like that.
Pulling here.
Just pulling always to that tension point.
You're pulling, you're pulling, you're
pulling here.
You feel that tension pulling here?
Pulling that direction like that.
This fold is coming this way here, like
This is coming out, down, dropping.
Taking kind of an artistic
license here.
But I'm really keeping
that point of tension consistent.
It's casting a shadow on the wall.
It's casting a shadow down here.
I'm making up a little bit of my own form.
That fabric is pretty soft edgy.
Pulling from the point of tension
radiating out.
Radiating out and down.
Pulling, pulling, pulling.
Cast shadow.
And here, this is pulling very subtly
And this is pulling from right here, not
too subtly.
Oh, you can continue with this on and on.
The backdrop is very dark.
To get an understanding of how light those
lights are.
Now, the more realistic
you want this obviously the less lines
you're going to put around it.
I'm just doing that to show you.
Because the principle of this is just, I
wanna show you that there is so
many different types of folds right here.
This is a beautiful u-fold here.
Particularly right in here.
This really sets the stage for what a
u-fold is.
It's folding at the center here, folding
at the center.
Folding here.