How to Draw a Traditional Indian Clothing

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In East Asia, there are a lot of traditional clothing that each nation has. Such as Korea, China or even India. One of the most well-known traditional clothing in India are “Sari”. It’s a traditional Indian clothing that are often worn for traditional occasions such as festivals and celebrations. The color tend to be vibrant and bright. The most common style for Sari is to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder. Therefore, if you want to draw a traditional Indian Clothing, you can follow my instructions. Prepare a paper, a pencil, and an eraser. Now we’re ready to draw!

Steps:

Step 1: First of all, we’ll start by drawing the guidelines. The purpose of guidelines is to help you estimate the size of the bag and to guide you in drawing the rest. Therefore, we’re going to draw from top to bottom. Therefore, we need to start drawing a circle at first with two straight lines that crossed each other inside the circle. This will be the head guideline. Don’t forget to leave a space below it for the rest of the body.

How to Draw a Traditional Indian Clothing

Step 2: Moving on to the next step. To make the cheeks and the chin, you can start from the left-hand side of the head guideline to create a curved line and end it with another smaller curve line to create ears on both sides (See picture to better understand). Then add two short straight lines (See picture) to give a depth inside each ear.

How to Draw a Traditional Indian Clothing

Step 3: After the previous step, we’ll continue drawing the detail of the face. Now create its eyes by adding two wide arches above the horizontal line of the guideline. Then, add two ovals below the curves for the cornea. Then on each edge of the arch, add two curve lines for the eyelashes. Add a curved line below the center of the eyes for its nose. Don’t forget to add her mouth by adding a reversed triangle with a curve line inside for the teeth. Lastly create two uneven and narrow triangles for the eyebrows. Lastly add a dot in the middle of the eyebrows.

How to Draw a Traditional Indian Clothing

Step 4: After that, we can start drawing hair from on top of the forehead. Create two curve lines and several short straight lines (see picture to better understand), then add the earrings by creating two tear-like shape on both ears and add the smaller shape like the previous one inside it.

How to Draw a Traditional Indian Clothing

Step 5: Now we can continue with the previous part, the top of the hair. Starting from the left-hand side of the ear, draw another curve line that ends on the top of the right-hand side of the ear, then create another curve line to create the hair bun. After that we can continue with two curve lines below the chin.

How to Draw a Traditional Indian Clothing

Step 6: Then, we can continue to create the body guideline and adding details on it. We can start by the cloth on top of the body by creating a diagonal long and narrow rectangle (see picture). Then, we can continue adding the short sleeves, the cloth around the body by creating several lines (see picture to better understand).

How to Draw a Traditional Indian Clothing

Step 7: Finally, we can start drawing the arms and skirt. Start from the arms, it consists of a curve lines, short and long straight lines (see picture to better understand). The hand should be drawn looks like touching each other. As for skirt, you can draw several straight lines with edges (see picture).

How to Draw a Traditional Indian Clothing

Step 8: Moving on, we’re going to continue drawing the shoes by creating two parallelograms below the skirt.

How to Draw a Traditional Indian Clothing

Step 9: Lastly, If there’s a line that intersecting each other, this is the time to erase it. To see your Sari clearly, you’ll need clean lines. Voila! You’ve finished drawing a Traditional Indian Clothing!

How to Draw a Traditional Indian Clothing

How to Draw a Traditional Indian Clothing

Since you’re drawing a Traditional Indian Clothing, you need to look at the actual reference of what you’re going to draw. It is important because drawing Clothing’s form won’t be smooth or symmetrical. Even if it’s symmetrical, the form will still be uneven. You’ll need keen eyes and a lot of practice so you can make your drawing perfect. Good luck!

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