It might be a bit of a stretch to call this a part of Plotober, as costume designs are purely aesthetic and will likely change over time, but nevertheless! Today I’m happy to share with you Ruby, Lazuli, Tiria, and Luna’s outfit designs!
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I’ve focused on these the past week or so as I felt I ought to get a better grasp of their outfits before I continue working on the cover. Now that the main four are done, I think I can ink the sketch. ^^ I’m hoping to finish the cover soon, but realistically it probably won’t be done until sometime in November at the earliest.
You may have noticed that Luna and Lazuli are in Western-style garb, while Ruby and Tiria are in Eastern-style. This is mainly due to personal preference; the world of The Third Turning includes areas inspired by different cultures, so there’s a lot of choice available. There’s also Tropical, Tribal, and Northern styles, for example; I just haven’t drawn any characters who wear those styles yet.
Now back to plotting. Today I’m tackling the timeline and some worldbuilding. Wish me luck~
This week for Inktober, I’m drawing larger portraits of the main characters of Rondo of the Rising Sun. So I’ll be sharing each girl’s character profile with you as I finish their portraits. :3 First up, we have the Rondo’s guild leader, Ruby!
Playing in GIMP again. This sketch took around ~30 minutes (threw a couple attempts away first, haha).
I like working in blue first for the sketch, even in digital art. Added some quick grayscale shading to check lighting/values. I intended this to be a fantasy piece, but it looks more like a panel from a superhero comic now! XD
If I continue painting this piece, what do you think the colors of her dress and cloak should be? I was thinking black & red, but I’m already using those for the Onyx and Sardonyx piece, so hm. Any suggestions?
I’m very pleased with the progress I made over the month – looking back at the first few days, even drawing from reference the poses seem more awkward. Now I feel more comfortable with reference photos and with using a (slightly) more realistic style. Mission success! \(^o^)/ But I’m also a little sad it’s over. Well, there’s next year’s challenge to look forward to!
Here were the last five drawings from the challenge. Enjoy!