Friday, July 24, 2009

What's a Fashionista?

One of the projects we've had going on at work is a mobile "Don't forget the Lyrics" game. It's a karaoke style game...........for the phone. Rather than singing, you hit scrolling words with a bouncing ball.


Let the record show that we didn't come up with the idea. Anthem's a graphics outsourcing company. We produce assets for whatever falls in our lap.

I had to paint the texture for a Wayne Brady model, as well as do some backup singer silhouettes. Apparently they're there to help you with certain genres of songs, giving you hints and the such.

A punk rocker for rock.

A cowboy for country.

And a b-boy for rap.

I was originally only supposed to do three with some one else doing another set of three. Only two of them where produced before that artist had to go out of town, so I had to do one more.

A fashionista for help with Pop songs.

Now I actually had to go on Urban to find out what the devil that is. It seems to be....

"A person devoted to fashion clothing, particularily unique or high fashion"

So I pretty much just had to do a silhouette of a fashionable woman of some sort. I guess the name fashionista is pretty self-explanatory.

Anyways, enough with this boring anecdote. What I really wanted to do is present my process of producing her silhouette. I think I managed to do some interesting layering with the underdrawings.

Changed my mind on the leg position at the last minute.

Doing the face wasn't necessary, but I couldn't resist. The sketch just didn't feel complete without a face. Wow, I just noticed that I drew the eyes below the eyeline. I do have a habit of sketching a head in one perspective and the face in another.

You know, it's starting to look really weird that her arms/shoulders are pointing to the right, her head to the left, and her waist to the front. Damn. The more I look at this, the more mistakes I notice.

I was actually somewhat proud of this drawing too. *sigh* Me and my hubris. I'll never learn.

In this final pass, everything's been smoothed out and defined. Of course, what I delivered at work didn't have the bg and gradient. I just through that in to jazz it up.

These where my references for the outfit and pose.

No comments:

Post a Comment