Sunday, February 25, 2018

Lulu fish footies-Laza and Aeris fashion designs

Lulu's fish footies, mentioned in the role play episode "Breaking Bubbles". Lulu's fashion is sometimes fun to think about considering her element is water, air, and plasma combined.

She likes the water mostly, and aims to have fish themed items in her surroundings. Since she has a low tolerance to cold, currently staying in a frigid region, she has herself a full covering set of footie pajamas with a set of fish slippers to wear with it.

I liked the idea of adding fins and gill decor to the jammies, makes it cuter.

I imagine the material to be something warm like fleece, with orange fins made from soft nit.

Next on the designing spree came Laza's wardrobe. The first design seemed a bit youthful for her character (left) with the flairs and flows, but could still work. It could also be lent to a different character like Terro or possibly Laza's younger sister Zatani.
My main reason for designing the first outfit was to have something for placing Laza's bat apron on. Her bat apron is first mentioned in the episode "Teater Totter".

I wasn't quite sure about the design, but wanted to continue practicing some random drawing of folds. This resulted in Laza's evening wine tasting gown (right). This style was much more fitting for Laza and her firm, caring, yet mature stature. She is a mother of two sons after all.

After making her an evening gown, I got a better feel for what her basic clothes might be like. This lead to designs which fit her character better, and the third design I made was called "Tea Delivery" (left). I wasn't sure which color scheme to go with, and added some green into the mix. Junshau may like dark colors because they're of shadow, but that doesn't mean they don't like brighter colors too. 

The final design with two different color schemes and optional details I called "Tea Field" clothes. I imagined Laza's character wearing this on an average day or when working in the tea garden she keeps out back on the property of her home. 
The lighter purple version is one that I imagined Laza lending to her sister Zatani, simply because a design similar to this came to mind when I was thinking of fashion ideas for Zatani awhile ago.

After all those designs came Aeris's goth outfit.

Aeris is normally dressed for voodoo, but she also wears goth styled clothes. The series is based off a chibi of her I did (left), just not exact.

I played with different patterns and color sequences, sticking to four colors just changing them up here and there.

After showing Tarrok the basic designs, he felt I should give Aeris the green top with black skirt, and change out the socks for for the purple ones, then add some chain jewelry and a hair thing. His instincts were right.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fire Beach Beauty- fashion design

As usual, my fashion designs commonly come to mind while I'm working on the MN-I role play, and designing wardrobes for different characters. Coaline-pronounced (Coal-leen) has been one of the characters I've been focusing on.

Her theme is fire, and there's an episode coming up where she's going on a date to the beach with Seph. I thought to myself how often the characters in the story are bound to visit the beach since the story takes place on an island, so I wanted to make a series of bathing suit desigsn for each of the characters I play most.
This was also an excuse to think up designs on what Coaline would wear to taunt during her beach date.

The starter designs (made on the sixth of this month) above involved either a black suit or red suit, with complimenting sarong in the reverse color. I also explored the designs with and without flames. Coal also has a pair of black sandals for days on the sand.
After designing her first set, I let the idea sit for awhile, then came back to it today for adjustments. It occured to me that Coal and her rebellious side might be even bolder than what I had first imagined.

Her wardrobe tends to involve peeky spots and low cut lines with strap or net accents. the first design has some peeky spots, but still didn't fully say Coal to me. I went in and tweaked the base of the suit by angling the top, changing the straps, making a more defined curve in the sides, then pulled it together with the choice of strap sides, or net sides in either fine nit or large nit. And again the choice of flames or no flames as a pattern.

After talking about the designs with Tarrok, we decided the character may have more than one suit. One for business, one for hanging out with friends, and maybe two others for leizure. The one with a black net side likely is her normal business trip or hanging out with anyone suit. The one with the strap sides is more like her leizure time suit which she'll wear because she can with whoever she wants to taunt.

I designed  the suits specifically to show Tarrok, since it's easier to show a picture than describe an outfit through text. This was the fun way to let Tarrok know what his character Seph will likely get to see during his date.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Mini Candies and Peek A Boo

Aren't these cute? I've had plans to make them for a long time now. Tonight I made these miniature lifesaver candies wrapped up in their own little packages and also loose in a jar.

I got a set of three mini art jars from A.C. Moore the other day for the purpose of filling them with mini candies and cookies for toys.

The candies themselves are dyed stone beads I got from Joahn's awhile ago. I emptied them into my little glass jar and chose one of each color to make two wrapped versions of the sweet. I kept the rows together by feeding them onto head pins. The wires were disguised once I took some saved plastic candy wrapper and rolled them into it, securing it with a bit of tape, and twisted the ends.

I was pleased with the results, and now have other ideas for the growing collection of mini sweets developing, hopefully to one day put into a miniature sweets shop scene.
There are still those funny moments when I find particular flier images peeking at me out of a bag or box. I noticed this one today.

A recent update from the craft corner is that I dumped half my flier collection into a carboard box for easier sorting, then set it aside so I could focus more on making junk journals.

Boss Battle-collage

Often I find ideas in the small things. The many random scraps and bits of something at my fingertips at the craft corner end up becoming something when I stare at them long enough.

Boss Battle is a mini collage made from a scrap square of priority mail cardboard. To build my background I used random scraps of security envelop, and the final boss figure was made from tiny flier cut outs of ear buds and tech symbols.

This collage only measures around 3.5 x 3.5 in. I had to use the smallest micron pen they sell to draw out the little hero in his orange and silver space armor. Inspiration for the idea is based off of Metroid, only this isn't Metroid.
Our hero is some dude who's probably part of a crew exploring abandoned ships for supplies and history. On this ship he meets the squid boss.