hey there! i absolutely love your art and love all the colors that you use!! especially since dnd can become very basic in terns of clothing! i was wondering if you have any tips or anything like that to creating clothes and outfits for characters? thank you in advance! :D
Hi! And thank you! :)
Something that’s really helped me over time is having a huge stockpile of reference images to pull from. Pinterest is great for this. I look at runway fashion, period costumes, concept art, and traditional clothing from around the world and history, making sure it’s attributed or doing some research so I know what I’m looking at and won’t accidentally co-opt something religious or otherwise culturally sensitive. I mostly look for shapes, silhouettes, color palettes, and motifs that inspire me (say, embroidery on a dress or the way a jacket is sewn).
Then if I’m looking to make a design, I’ll cruise through my refs and make a little moodboard on PureRef. Refs are great because they get you out of your own head into something new, and having them in one place helps me focus on the overall aesthetic rather than any one image (and just focus in general haha).
I’m always learning too, but I hope there’s something useful in there for you!