I've the Hogarth's drapery drawing book, am at the "crossing wrinkles" part now and already I'm so overwhelmed by the way he explains things; can't even understand what he's talking about.
Fell asleep within 4 mins of opening his book.
The part on the direct thrust and bend wrinkles are still manageable. I also have the Cliff Young and Vilppu's drapery books.
I can understand the logic behind how these folds are created, but.....
Anyway, my biggest problem is with those zig-zag, spiral and half-lock folds (those diaper folds etc. I can handle)
The worst is the zig-zag ones.
Look at the zig-zag folds on both arms, especially the far arm.
My biggest problem is that when I try to draw these, I get lost half-way because the pattern of the creases are too overwhelmingly complex for the eyes, then I've to go back searching the creases up and down to see where I last left off!!! I know the advice is to "just draw 10,000 hours of such drapery" but I wonder if there's any tips to lessen the pain and help me out, even slightly.
Thanks a lot!