Its Tuesday, so that means another all new post for you to get excited for! I’m calling this one “Toriaezu Tuesday”.
とりあえず means “for now/for the time being”. I chose it because I didn’t know what to title this post. So, for the time being...とりあえず. Genius, I know.
Anyway, today’s topic is Pinterest.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is an app that allows you to curate images based on your interest.
Why use Pinterest?
I don’t think the general public realizes how much research artist must do before even setting pen to paper. In fact, I would say 70% of an artists’ work should be researching, evaluating, and critiquing other art to ensure your own hits all the right marks, and improves on what others lacked. Therefore, I think it is ideal to spend a bit of time each day to collect material.
I’ve had a Pinterest for at least 5 years, but it wasn’t until last week that I implemented a more regulated schedule. I have dedicated each day to specific theme but today’s post will focus on fashion.
How does fashion factor into your art?
Some of you may be aware of my retail work experience. An accumulative 6 years at a department and thrift store during my college career. Though these positions definitely influenced my personal fashion choice, they had a deeper impact on my character design choices. The images I have collected this week are from many different cultures and styles, I have chosen to stick to contemporary styles for potential future projects.
However, I think a bit of consideration in the following questions may help diversify your character design choices.
Also, depending on the intended use, you will likely have to be aware of other jobs in the pipeline process. That means having a design considerate of the modelers, animators, texture artist, etc. and most importantly, how much time, money, or resources it may cost to execute
There is a whole list of questions I acknowledge when designing and I’m sure I could deliver some more thoughtful ideas in the future. If you’d like to hear more, leave a comment below and Ill drop some knowledge next Tuesday! You can visit my Pinterest boards here.
Do you think you can identify where each garment comes from?