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Wednesday
Aug222012

Costume Design

I've begun work on my entry to the third Low Concept anthology, and I'm really playing with my process. I have everything written and laid out on the 11x17s already, but I haven't nailed down any of the specifics of how I'll render the pages.  This week I'm spending on ironing out the character design and then I can start inserting him over the bubbleman placeholder that is currently drawn onto the pages.

To start wrapping my head around some new ideas for outfits I did an image search for native americans.  My main character will be an athletic type, that lives mainly outdoors.  I really had no idea what I wanted him to look like, so I just started drawing pictures that popped out to me.

Feathers predictably came up a lot, but what was more interesting to me was the prevalence of triangles, and these beaded necklaces that drooped further and further down their necks.  The big discs also showed up a lot, and everyone has long, braided hair.

I'm still ironing out exactly what Tuga is going to look like, but I'm having a lot of fun with this exercise.  I know it's going to help with a lot with the next project.

 

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