Journal Entry: Fri Feb 1, 2013, 6:54 PM
Thankfully, I'm not referring to myself. Not this time anyway (although my wardrobe certainly does need work).
No, I'm actually referring to Rain. Lately, I feel like my character designs come off pretty blah. I should say that I like Rain's clothing choices generally. But I base most of what she wears on things I own (or wish I owned). I mean, she's based on me in a lot of ways, so it's just easier to have her like the same types of clothes. Everyone else, though - just blah. One could argue that slapping every other character in a t-shirt and jeans (or the occasional hoodie, woo) is just making things easier for myself. But I feel like it just looks lazy. I was drawing a page last night that featured most of the main characters, and I started getting bored because everyone essentially wears the same thing but with different colors. And while this comic isn't really intended to be an artistic masterpiece, if it's boring for me to draw, I worry that it's boring for everyone else to look at.
I want to fix this. And the solution sounds easy enough. "Well, Lynn, why don't you just give them nicer clothes?" Excellent point as that may be, I just don't have eye for fashion. Except, I guess, MY fashion. Like, I know what I like (hence, I know what Rain likes [hence, she has the best outfits 90% of the time]). But I feel like I have a real hard time with Gavin and Maria and Rudy and Chanel and Kylie (boy presentation AND girl presentation). And this is, for the record, a large part of why the main cast goes to a private school and wears uniforms. -_-
So this is going to sound potentially weird, but bear with me. If you've ever wanted to help me with anything, and have any ideas for things the other kids besides Rain can be wearing, by all means, this would help me out a lot. If you want to draw something, or post links, or even just describe it (in detail, please), your input would be most welcome. Plus, if you help me with this, and your concept ends up getting used, I will certainly credit you for helping. But remember I'm only really concerned with Gavin, Maria, Rudy, Chanel and Kylie (and maybe Emily). I'm not worried as much about Rain, Fara (or any of the adults, for that matter), nor am I concerned as much with the other less important classmates. Just the main kids.
Thank you in advance, and have a wonderful day. ^_^
Listening to: Tonight Alive
Playing: Paper Mario: Sticker Star