Red – Academy Uniform

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Starting off with reference as usual.  It’s difficult to find anatomical reference for people (especially women) that don’t conform to societies ideal proportions.

Red’s been an athlete for a the last couple years of her life, but for the last year she’s been in a funk after the passing of her father.  I wanted to show some weight gain, but still retain some of her body shape from her previous athletic participation.  Concentrating the weight gain in her mid-section and thighs.


Uniforms are tricky.  As the story takes place 150 years in the future I wanted something that looked futuristic, but still held some grounds in reality.  With these reference images, I chose a mix of old and new; keeping the look more academy then utility as she is still in school and not in combat.


Lighting was pretty similar to the original in the anatomical reference.


Ended up keeping her hair closer to my first couple character designs.  Still haven’t decided whether I’ll use this burnt orange hair color or the maroon I’ve used in the past.

The hair style still needs some refinement, but I feel I’m getting closer to what I originally imagined.


“Person who chases two rabbits catches neither.”  -Confucius

2 thoughts on “Red – Academy Uniform

  1. I love looking at the behind-the-scenes of character design, the thought process that goes into the decisions made is fascinating to me. I’ve looked through the rest of the “Arissa Redding” tag, and haven’t been able to find any extra information on her, will there be more on that later?

    • You can definitely expect something along the lines of a character information sheet in the not too distant future.

      I have a assignment in my Computer Art class where I have to use text in Photoshop and I have been struggling to think of what to do. Then it occurred to me that moving my project forward and getting a grade for it is a win win scenario. :D

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