Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Uncle Antlers - Costuming!


So! Costuming. Currently I'm a little under half-way through fabricating a costume for Uncle Antlers. (Vest needs finishing and tailoring, he's due to receive a velvet jacket, and an overcoat yet). I initially wasn't sure what kind of colour scheme to dress him in - any exploratory artwork has been pen sketches in black and white, and I wanted to make sure he fits into a distinct world that carries its own colour combinations and sense of atmosphere. Then I found this wonderful fabric at Value Village that is a brownish, almost-mauve-(rhymes-with-stove) colour but contains a tint of teal that shows up when the light hits it right. It's fantastic. From there I opted to go with a complementary navy for the rest of his suit, and I like the mix of a light-warm/dark-cool colour combo, along with the different textures involved.


I'm going for a formal and classic suit-style (almost tux-status, what with his shirt darts and a coming-soon bow tie) with references from early 1900's mens' wear. I ran an outer seam down the front of his pants to stress the crease and maintain its crispness; tailored structure. Also, I'm very proud to have made a lined vest in this scale.


Airbrushed base colour.


Added grit: acrylic paint, eye-shadow powders, and dirt.


Antlers and vest buttons...

4 comments:

Seema Virdi said...

the level of detail you've put into his wardrobe is fantastic! i especially love his little vest and the stitches on his shirt! really great work, cant wait to see it all (now especially his clothes) when its done :)

Michelle Reaume said...

you had me at "lined vest"...

jriggity said...

Exellent work here and its so cool watching it happen.

a great character coming to life.

jriggity

Carla Veldman said...

Thanks, all y'all! (This guy's a lot of fun to work on!)