9.21.2011

The Joys of Costuming...


My love of fashion and costuming are not lost on anyone.  One of my most favourite aspects of designing a character is delving into what he or she would wear on a day to day basis.  So often, a character's clothing is over-looked, or treated as a mere after-thought.  I believe that the clothing an individual wears, and how he or she wears it, says a lot about the person they are...or are trying to be.  When a freelance project requires research into a specific historical time period or far-off place in the world, I grow even more excited.  Suddenly a whole new world of opportunities arise in the form of shape and movement, embellishments, colours and patterns.  As of late, more and more clients are presenting me with unique projects, many of which involving a far-off place in a time long forgotten...and I love it!!!  Through my work, I am able to travel to these places, and help to make them more whimsical, more magical and more opulent then ever imagined!

12 comments:

Gyimah said...

Beautiful work-just getting into costume myself actually.It opens up a whole other side and gives so much more depth into the character

chibiaion said...

Yes, yes, that was true to word itself. Costumes aren't just materials they're reflection of our individuality. Nice art! buy aion account

Gillibean said...

Researching all the details is totally the most fun part! Google image search and youtube for an afternoon!

Anonymous said...

Kinda reminds me of Lowell Hess' Ali Baba and the forty thieves. Nice work.

Rico Jackson said...

Very nice! You've given me some really cool things to really think about! My character wardrobes are always very lacking Costuming is something I would like to get better at. Any suggestions for techniques or methods? How do you go about designing awesome costumes, such as the ones you've posted here?

Dalibor Dejanovic said...

Nice work Deanna! I'll have my students read this post ;)

Anna Bron said...

your work is amazing!!!! thanks for sharing!

Betsy Bauer said...

Great shapes! Very nicely done!

BETOWERS said...

Your work is so exquisite...a big pleasure
Next time I will drawing thinking carefully the clothes :)

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Fun chars!

Mac Rabbit said...

So cool!!!!!!!!!!!!They're so funny:)

Gerrard said...

Thanks for taking this topic.
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