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Digital Costume Design and Collaboration by Rafael Jaen

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CHAPTER 3

DRAWING THE CHARACTER’S SPINE; BLACK & WHITE DRAWING BASICS

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FIGURE 3.1

Sample of Rafael Jaen’s finished sketch for The Mikado, produced at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 2012. The finished sketch depicts a happy (smiling), bright (color), and jumping (dancing) character.

Costume designers’ first sketches are usually “rough” black & white line drawings. These renderings need to define the characters’ spines; meaning their particular stand, physical attributes, and gestures. I also like taking into consideration the subject’s emotions, qualities, and actions. For example, when drawing a happy (smiling), shining (bright color), and ...

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