Fashion & Costume: Part 1

As part of your visual development work we need to think about dressing your characters. The clothes worn by a character, and how they wear them, are another aspect to consider as you develop the personality of a given character and place them in the world you’re creating.

Part 1: Introduction to Fashion & Costume

In part 1 of our Fashion & Costume post series we’ll be considering some basic questions about how to approach this element of character design in a thoughtful way. Does your character exist in a specific historic time period? Can your character’s clothing place them in proper context within the world you’re building? Do clothing choices tell us where the character lives or what time of year it is? What questions do clothing choices answer for your characters?

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Have A Warm & Cozy Winter Break

I would like to thank my students for a great fall semester. Hopefully everyone finds plenty of time for rest and relaxation over winter break. Those of you that still need to finish or shoot your animation will find plenty of opportunities to do that during sketch journal time in January and February. Until then: drink cocoa, curl up with a good book/video game, and enjoy your well deserved break.

Image Credit: Pixel Fireplace Application by Hex-Ray Studios 

Mickey in France – Part 3: Mickey’s Craziest Adventures by Keramidas & Trondheim

Glénat, French publisher of bande dessinée (comic books) has recently partnered with Disney to license French language comics featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. In a three part series, we will take a look at three of the artists and their work.

| Part 1: Loisel | Part 2: Cosey | Part 3: Keramidas & Trondheim |

Keramidas & Trondheim

Two old hands in the French Comics world, Nicolas Keramidas and Lewis Trondheim finish off our Mickey in France series with Mickey’s Craziest Adventures.

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Mickey in France – Part 2: The Melody Mystery by Cosey

Glénat, French publisher of bande dessinée (comic books) has recently partnered with Disney to license French language comics featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. In a three part series, we will take a look at three of the artists and their work.

| Part 1: Loisel | Part 2: Cosey | Part 3: Keramidas & Trondheim |

Cosey

French comic book artist Cosey has created an interesting look for his Mickey comic; faithful to the 1920s/30s aesthetic of early Disney comics while still infused with the style fans of Cosey are familiar with.

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Mickey in France – Part 1: Cafe Zombo by Loisel

Glénat, French publisher of bande dessinée (comic books) has recently partnered with Disney to license French language comics featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. In a three part series, we will take a look at three of the artists and their work.

| Part 1: Loisel | Part 2: Cosey | Part 3: Keramidas & Trondheim |

Loisel

French comic book artist Regis Loisel, working with Disney and the French Comics publisher Glenat, has produced a most interesting comic book inspired by Floyd Gottfredson’s work in the late 20’s and early 30’s.

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