Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Super excited to share one of my latest commissions. The client was debating between X-couples Hulkling and Wiccan (Wickling?) and Rictor and Shatterstar (Ricstar?) and finally decided to just include both - much to my satisfaction. He was inspired by men's fashion ads and backstage shots of models lined up with their designers. After drawing women so much it's always really refreshing to get the chance to draw some sharp, well dressed mensss.
I tried to let the color palettes of each character's costumes speak to me and inform what they would end up wearing and what colors should be most prominent. I think this was most successfully done with Wiccan, whose colors and patterns all call back to his costume. Rictor and Shatterstar I had more problems with because I couldn't decide which costumes to play off of for them. The client wanted Ricstar to be a little more refined, dressed in suits, and Wickling to be younger, more playful and bold. I had a blast designing clothes for these men and only wish Shatterstar had an outfit that was a bit more punctuated.
Also, I hope it reads, but Wiccan is closer, and leaning his head toward the camera, and Rictor is the furthest back. They don't all just have radically different sized heads. :P