I was writing and trying to figure out what characters were wearing. Corsets in a sub-tropical setting? No. Time for fantasy costume designs.
(On the left you see a Skywalker situation. Not intended. Not avoidable.)
I started doing research on the Edo period because 1) it is awesome and 2) its political structure and technology really gets the creative juices flowing. What do rich people wear when it’s friggin’ hot? What do the common people wear? Where do the textiles come from? Why?
But then I was all like, oh Edo, that’s so cliché. Let’s try to look at some other cultures.
Then I realized that I thought costumes look either “European” or “Japanese” because I totally didn’t understand the subtleties of historical dress.
In the course of defending their lunch, Motte and Bailey and the orks needed to get around. Toon Boom makes it easy to drop in walk cycle frames. I just had to figure out how to do the walks.
A little spring in her step. After this, I would have put skirts on everyone if I could have.
A little jaunty. A little nervous. He’d rather be at home.
This guy ended up not making the cut, but I enjoyed trying to give him some ‘tude. And maybe a stiff knee. This ork has seen some stuff.
This lip sync test also exists and will until YouTube figures out my total lack of rights to Billy Joel’s “For the Longest Time.” (Did you know Billy Joel sang all the parts? So the guys in the video are but avatars? Weird. Eerie.)
(Audio is high. Foley is absent. I am not an editor. This may be obvious.)