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ImagineFX - - Imaginenation Artist Q&A -

1 Is your char­ac­ter rich, mid­dle class, poor? Artis­tic? Re­served? Overtly sex­ual? Just like in the real world, how a person dresses can tell you a lot about their story. Cre­ate a list of ad­jec­tives you would like to see con­veyed in your fi­nal de­sign, and keep them in mind as you draw. Do­ing this will help you find your way when you come to forks in the road. 2 I start with a base sil­hou­ette and draw on top of it, only fo­cus­ing on the out­line. By keep­ing things sim­ple, I can quickly ex­per­i­ment with a lot of dif­fer­ent ideas. Of­ten I’ll use the edge to in­di­cate some­thing spe­cific such as a frilly skirt, but other times I’m just draw­ing in tri­an­gles to see what my brain cre­ates from the ab­stract shapes. 3 Once you have enough thumb­nails that work, sep­a­rate them from the rest and start adding in a sec­ond value. My usual ap­proach is to cre­ate a new layer over the sil­hou­ettes and lock it so the out­side edges re­main true to the base. Let your mind fill in the de­tails, al­ways check­ing back in with your ad­jec­tives to make sure the con­cept is mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion. 4 With the ma­jor shapes in the thumb­nails de­fined, choose the one that best ex­em­pli­fies the feel­ing you’re look­ing for. Sep­a­rate and en­large it, turn down the Opac­ity of the layer, cre­ate a new layer on top of it, then start sketch­ing over the twotone study. You can then try out dif­fer­ent colours be­neath the line work, although for this ex­am­ple the dress is black.

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