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!
As September casually rolls around, there is a breath of crispness in the air. Even in the hot, humid area where I live, the nights have a touch of coolness. Autumn is definitely coming, and with it, several events that inspire both excitement and nervousness. Chugging along with my everyday work as I am, there is also a sense that this is the final calm before the craziness that will be Autumn 2017.
I am speaking, of course, of the no less than the three-plus events I have looked forward to all year: Sketchtember (this very month!), Inktober (which will also be my Plotober), and NaNoWriMo in November. Three events – plus prep for the third, which in itself may be its own event – and three months of intense creative effort. Am I crazy to try to tackle all this? Maybe so. Especially since I’m also juggling making the buffer for Upcoming Webcomic. We will just have to see. . . .
Sketchtember is by far the most low-key event. Every day for a month, artists sketch something every day and share their sketches with the hashtag #sketchtember. For me, September is a month to return to the foundations of drawing and reinforce the habit of daily warmup sketches. Though September is half over, and I’ve only just begun – oops! May the rest of the month fare better. (If you are interested in following along, head on over to my Twitter. . . . )