Tom Sarmo – Day Three

Drawing and Designing Costumes CLOSED


This step-by-step workshop will have you designing and drawing costumes and clothing styles from the past—or wherever your imagination takes you! Draw costumes for fun, fashion design, children’s books, paper dolls, whatever! It’s easy once you discover these illustration secrets.


• Techniques for drawing historical and imaginative costumes and clothing
• Easy methods for drawing folds and drapery
• Methods for designing costumes
• Techniques for drawing pattern and texture
• Multiple techniques for placing clothing on characters
• New techniques for inking, value and shading, and color harmony

Workshop Image Gallery (click on the thumbnail to see full images):

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Duration of Class:

One Day (6 Hours)


Mixed (Pencil, pen, India ink, colored inks, and gouache on toned paper)

Skill Level:


Student Supply List:

  • Pencils
  • Soft erasers
  • Strathmore or Kona brand Toned Tan or Toned Gray sketchbook (at least 5.5” x 8.5”)
  • White drawing paper; tracing paper pad (9” x 12”)
  • Hunts Crow-Quill pen-nib no.102 and nib-holder and black India ink (OR Micron Pens size 01 and 03)
  • Colored waterproof inks: Yellow, Magenta, Cyan (or yellow, red, and blue), 3/4 oz.
  • Tube of Chinese White Acrylic Gouache (Acryla by Holbein is good (or any good quality Acrylic Gesso)
  • Fine point acrylic brushes (Winsor & Newton University Series #00, #3, #6 round)
  • Disposable paper palette (for mixing oils and acrylics)
  • Small water container
  • 7-well flower palette (or small plastic containers) for inks

Provided by instructor:

  • Resource packet and additional materials

Class Size:

Min # of students: 4
Max # of students: 25