Feri- you're art is so amazing it gives me a feels attack (it's like a heart attack but with feels).... Anyways I was wondering how did you decide on/create clothing styles? I'm trying to make a comic of my own and having some troubles :c
Well I’m not very creative myself when designing clothes and tend to change my mind a lot ^^; but when I do design them, I first take into consideration the characters personality, role, or profession (or whatever they will appear more in) and I look at clothing styles that might fit their personality. :) for my more fantasy stuff, I take inspiration from clothing of different civilizations, eras, or cultures. Like, my Zelda from my Zelda AU, has three presentations:
*Her princess dress is inspired by Hindi and Greek clothing. As is her mother’s.
*Her casual outfit is more loose, light, and chic which fits her bubbly an carefree personality more when she is not in the castle.
*Her shiekah outfit is heavily inspired by chinese motifs due to the mysteriousness and grace I associate to that culture and style.
It’s all in what you are trying to accomplish or the feeling you want to give that character. My Links casual clothing is simple (a shirt, boots, pants, belt and bracers) and ragged because he tends to be rough and uncaring about his appearance. His tunic is more regal because he is a royal bodyguard so he has to look presentable. Go to the source. What is your character like? If he was real, what do you think he’d wear? You know a character is good when they practically write themselves and they “tell you” what they are like. Try to think about your characters this way. Hmm, maybe a tunic? Google tunics, there are a HUGE variety of tunics. Find one you like? Find out whats it called.
persian tunic? Google persian tunics, or persian clothing style… Didnt end up liking it after all? Go back to tunics, try again with another one, and so on and so forth. Its research and gauging the feeling. :)
Deciding colors is a whole different monster all together and I mainly take into account color theory, the moods certain color combinations give, and what fits the character. When I decide the outfit I do a template of it and start drawing over it, testing colors and combos until I get something I like. Hope this helps!