Final sketches for GEN. II Moon Puppies (2015), aka Squidsicles. I start out with a gray scale sketch to show focus on shapes, seams, and textures without the distraction of color. In order to get to the foundation of each character and extract their personas, in addition to planning out the logistics of each pattern, I find eliminating color helps boil the designs down. Once it came time to present the new generation of costumes, I decided to show just a glimpse of the color way. By layering a piece of sheer vellum with marker and color pencil a top the original drawing, I created a "peek-a-boo" effect for the viewer. The final image is a Photoshopped rendering to communicate the liveliness of our LED system within the costumes.
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