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How to draw skinny jeans

How to draw skinny jeans step by step tutorial 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.

Drawing skinny jeans tutorial step by step

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.

Drawing skinny jeans tutorial step by step guidelines

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.

Drawing skinny jeans tutorial step by step draw the hems

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.

Drawing skinny jeans tutorial step by step draw the creases

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.

Drawing skinny jeans tutorial step by step draw the folds

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.

Drawing skinny jeans tutorial step by step add stitches

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.

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25 comments

  1. how to draw ripped jeans?

  2. how do you draw on a pc, i mean apart from having a pen and paper

  3. Hi….. Please can you include a male template. I have been having a lot of trouble drawing the male figure. You can email it to me .

    [email protected]

    • Hello Stanly,

      Everything created for free use is published in the blog and each month a new template is added. A male templates have beed requested a few times and I’ll propably make one in the early autumn because untill then everything is planned.

      If you need a custom fashion template I am available for commissions too. Feel free to contact me from the contact from and I’ll be happy to assist you.

      Kindest regards,
      Teya

  4. Oh thank god I found this page! I just started studying Fashion Design and this is going to be super helpful! I’ll tell my classmates about this page

  5. love it !!! :lol:

    could u do tutorial for shorts?
    it would be great :D :D :D

    thank u

  6. super helpful!!! love it, and maybe you could do a tutorial on shading :P , hair, and just general body? that would be awesome! :-) :D :D :D :D

  7. this is a big help! :D can u put a tuturial about jean skirts next

  8. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You and your site has been a lifesaver!!!! :D

  9. This website is such a help with my coursework, im going to a fashion show and we need to draw there outfits with our own twist this is such help!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  10. OMG!!!! :eek: I Never Knew How Easy It Was To Draw Skinny Jeans… This Really Helped Me Alot :lol: Thanx Alot For The Help, I Had Thise HUUUGE Project Coming Up And I Had To Sketch An Outfit I Was Scared I Would Fail Because I Knew Nothing About Sketching :cry: Untill I Found This Web Site,,
    Thank You So Much :D :lol: :-) ;-) 8) :roll:

  11. Thank you so much i can draw but i knew i was missing something i always wanted to be a clothes desghiner :lol: 8) :lol: :-) :-| 8)

  12. :-) Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  13. [quote name=”josie”]thank u so much! this was so helpful!ive been working on a figure forever but just couldnt get the jeans right. this added just the right touch. i was wondering if u could add a tutorio on ho to add holes to ur jeans? :lol:[/quote]
    This is a great idea!!! I will add it to the tutorial soon :)
    Thanks for reminding

  14. thank u so much! this was so helpful!ive been working on a figure forever but just couldnt get the jeans right. this added just the right touch. i was wondering if u could add a tutorio on ho to add holes to ur jeans? :lol:

  15. Love your tutorials there great

  16. :-* that is super techinqiue nd i can drew very simply

  17. [quote name=”sally”]this is really great this really helped me. when will you post more how to do. I was wondering if u can make how to draw a dress or a floral top.[/quote]
    Thanks fot the comment, Sally! Soon I am going to post a “How to draw wedding dress” tutorial. I could do in the future another tutorial for more casual dresses too. Floral print comes in February, that iwill be the month of the prints tutorials :-)

  18. this is really great this really helped me. when will you post more how to do. I was wondering if u can make how to draw a dress or a floral top.

  19. my pants that i drew tuned out very well! this is really helpful!:)

  20. wow this is really nice!! plz tell how to make skinny leather pants.. need help with rendering as well!

  21. Thanks for the comment, Kristen! I use Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils, and I will certainly talk more about these in later tutorials. The technique works great with any other media, though.

  22. :lol: that is a great techinqiue. What do u use to color?

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