Where Words and Pictures Party

Costume Design

Added on by Jon O.

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.