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Sketch in some practical plaids.

Practical plaids are just that: practical! You may use plaid on school uniform skirts, pajama pants, field hockey skirts, or flannel shirts, but chances are you’ll never draw a fashion figure wearing a plaid dress to a fancy event. Although you never know — designers such as Vivienne Westwood might! Use your basic cross-hatch technique with its parallel lines to create a plaid.

Draw a grid of vertical and horizontal lines. Leave a little more space between the lines than you do when drawing a cross-hatch texture.

Draw tight zigzags on every other vertical line. Draw tight zigzags on every other horizontal line.

When you’re drawing plaid on an item of clothing, don’t lay it out flat like a checkerboard. Make the plaid pattern follow the curves of the body and the drape of the fabric.

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