Tools of the trade
Just like the abstract shapes and physical traits of your characters, their equipment defines them. Make sure you infuse personality into the inanimate parts of your designs. Equipment should reflect the culture and level of technology of the owner, as well as show the hardships or privilege of their upbringing. The different cultures of the world are an endless source of inspiration; use them to build a mental library you can draw from. If a character is to be animated, it’s important to be mindful of how the equipment will be used and how things will move around.
Giant pipe is associated with
shamanism. Organic headpiece points to a close relationship with nature. Glowing mushroom conveys mysticism. Tattoos indicate a tribal culture. Yellow garments suggest a monk background, with its