How to Draw Clothes by Lora Innes


In this tutorial, Paper Wings co-host Lora Innes demonstrates how to draw clothes believably with SketchBook Pro:

  • Drawing techniques for representing fabric of various age, weight and texture.
  • How to avoid putting in too many folds and when it’s appropriate to add more.
  • How to avoid unintentionally “soupy” or “lumpy” clothes.
  • How to age and distress the clothes your characters wear.
  • How light and shadow varies between different fabric types.
  • How to enhance your character designs by giving your characters a fashion sense all of their own.



Hero Challenge: Terryl Whitlatch Wrap Up



We had an amazing time with this Hero Challenge! Thank you so much to all of the participants. Your creatures were wild, beautiful, and completely unexpected.

Terryl's chosen her three favorites, and two runners up. With no further delay, here they are:


Favorite #1: mirroreyesserval


Beautiful drawing and unusual blend of serpent and  sloth--this is an exotic, attractive pet that would appeal to both reptile fans and those who adore furry mammals.   It's calm, serene attitude implies a gentle, loving pet.


Favorite #2: TruBlueArt


I love the playfulness of this marsupial-canine hybrid--it's happy cheerful expression combined with good anatomy makes this a winner, and probably a pet that one could win a frisbee match with!

Favorite #3: shambok


Wonderful character and expression--who could resist such a jolly creature and its pup!  Great technique as well as inventiveness. I love the fuzzy texture of the fur and the sly look in its eye. I wonder if it purrs!


Runner up: EricYoungArt

I really like the alternative thinking that went into the design of this creature--after all, plants are creatures too!  I'm thinking that this would also be an easy pet to care for as all it would need is good fresh water, a bit of sun, and a dash of miracle-Gro, and tender loving care from its owner! A perfect pet for the gardener - perhaps it even rids the garden of insect pests! Great personality in the face.  


Runner up: BAELUS-JAN   

This purple pet with its beady eyes, little legs, and rabbity ears is fiendishly funny, yet his fierce appearance belies both a gentle and brave personality.  He'd be a great pet to come home to at the end of a long day, and cuddle in one's lap.  Where can I buy one? 



Special thanks to our pals at Wacom for donating Intuos Pro Medium tablets for the favorites, and our friends at DeviantArt for memberships for all of the chosen artists. And of course - thanks to Terryl Whitlatch for serving as our inspiration!

Did your favorite pet make the cut? Take a look at the entries!

Want more challenges? Stay tuned: the next Hero Challenge is coming at you in March! We'll have all the deets right here on how to participate.



Important SketchBook update!


There's been an important update to the SketchBook apps. If you're using Membership desktop, Android, or iOS - download the new version right now!

Membership version 


Listening to community feedback, we tried to prioritize the most critical issues with this update. You'll notice a 'Save As' button in the gallery. Application stability has been increased across the board, including after purchasing, saving, importing and exporting images. 3rd party stylus improvment has been added, with left hand support. 

When you're in the desktop application, you'll notice a brand new experience the first time you open then app. The new screen helps you see which level you’re signed into, get info on the different types of membership, sign up or buy Pro membership, and jump to tutorials or the latest SketchBook news.

As always, there's a ton of under the hood tweaks and invisible fixes that should improve your drawing experience. Download it right away! We can't wait to see what you create.



Autodesk SketchBook Seahawk - Isabelle Dorr

Isabelle, a self-taught 14 year old Hawks fan created this beautiful version of the Seattle Seahawks logo in SketchBook Pro. When she shared her artwork on Quarterback Russell Wilson's Facebook page it went absolutely viral with 1200+ likes and 3000+ shares. Fans immediately demanded prints of her artwork. Her parents helped her set up a website where they could be ordered at 

Generously, Isabelle decided 80% of the earning should go to Russell Wilson's favorite charity - Strong Against Cancer. They've already raised a stunning ten thousand dollars. All of this caught the attention of the local news, and she landed a sweet interview with QFox13. Check it out below:


Talented in other mediums like acrylics and oils, Isabelle received Autodesk SketchBook for Christmas with her Wacom Intuos Pro. She uses the layers to her advantage, sketching and painting on different layers for each element. Her favorite tools are the Pencil, Airbrush, and Flood Fill. Isabelle says she draws because she likes to make others happy, and she spends nearly all her free time making art.

No matter what team you're cheering for tomorrow in the Superbowl, Isabelle's art is clearly a winner. Check out more of her impressive skills on her Instagram!


some of Isabelle's other Autodesk SketchBook art


Digital painting tutorial "Cougar Intensity" by Jeff Hebert

Learn how to paint digitally like a pro, step by step, with this amazing tutorial from SketchBook artist Jeff Hebert. This tutorial is for the Android mobile version of SketchBook Pro, created on a Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid.

Download this tutorial as a PDF, or click the link below to keep reading.

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