Out of the roughly 1071 pages of comics that make up Miyazaki’s NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, there is, exactly, one panel without a border (called, sometimes, “full bleed” although in a black and white book like this, I’m not sure the same would apply, and besides, it’s manga and i have…



Tuesday tips — Costume Design 101.

Costume design is a very important part of character design.  It tells you a whole lot about your character; ie. age, personality, what she/he likes, time period, strength, … etc.  It supposed to enhance a character’s personality.  

Here are my process in tackling costume design.

1.  Find a good reference.  Inspiration is key!

2.  Look for a good shillouette that is recognizable and different from other characters.

3.  Pick one shillouette and find smaller shape within.  Do tons of variation and have fun.

4.  Color variation.  Use variation the same color combination for all the design.  Keep it simple!

5.  Finish up and have fun.  It will also a good idea to think of texture and material.


Some thoughts on costume design, courtesy of grizandnorm