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Hazel from Seconds (2014)


I dunno if this is taboo or whatever but I really love all the released sketches of this character and think her fashion is super cute always.

Anyway I thought this outfit would look good on Hazel on one of her ‘off days’? and I had a quick minute so I drew some fan art.

Get well soon Bryan!

*u__u*

my-time-here-is-clover asked:

Where do you get your inspiration for your characters outfits? I always have had a problem trying to get outfits going for my characters.

I spend a good deal of time looking at clothes. This has evolved over the years, but lately what I tend to do is go on lookbook.nu once in a while and spot some people with good style and just bookmark them and keep up with how they’re dressing as the seasons go by.

I used to spend a lot more time browsing catalogue sites and online shops but these days it’s easy to find people actually wearing & combining clothes, which is what you really want anyway.

I think directly stealing an outfit from one of these people would be kinda rude, but you start to get a sense for what’s current re: shapes and silhouettes and colors and patterns, then you can extrapolate your own ideas out of them. Also of course each character you create has to have their own “fashion personality”. So i guess what I’m saying is any cartoonist should be like me and spend way too much time thinking about clothes.

Q. Comic Con is next week and all I’m thinking about is ‘I can be that one girl from Seconds even though I have no idea who she is. That’s not weird.’ Tell me that’s not weird. -pulls denim shorts out of closet- -yells about white high-tops-

A. it’s not inconceivable, I guess. I never thought of her as a character that people would rush to dress up as, but she’s got pretty simple ‘fashion rules’: she has lots of black hair, she always wears black tights and oversized tops, and she either wears white chucks or boots (the story takes place in winter).

The problem with cosplaying her is that she’s just a normal girl and nobody would recognize you (probably not even me). but it can be a cosplay in your brain, i guess……?

if you dress as her, come show & tell me about it and i’ll secretly whisper her name in your ear.

here’s an early sketch of her wearing a trendy Nirvana t-shirt.

i’m getting tired of never posting new art. (I’m drawing all the time!)

On the one hand, i want everyone to be surprised and delighted by my new work when it comes out. On the other hand, i want to share the small pleasures i have in being able to draw.

so anyway here’s a sketch i did of one of the characters from SECONDS. Figuring out her outfit for the chapter i’m starting today.

(the book will be out Summer 2013 in US/Canada, not sure about other countries yet)

Q. Hey Bryan, I’m working on a piece, and was wondering what were the references you used for Kim’s outfit she wore in book 6. The one she wore back in The Great White North. Thanks

A. here it is… the jacket is really the only interesting part. The skirt was pretty generic and the boots are just made up / inspired by the ones in the skirt pic. 

I found the jacket on karmaloop in 2009 or early 2010 (brand: married to the mob), but it looks like it could be from the 70s or the 90s too. 

I thought it would be appropriate for Kim to start dressing like a total badass when she goes back to her parents’ house in a small rural town.
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Q. Hey Bryan, I’m working on a piece, and was wondering what were the references you used for Kim’s outfit she wore in book 6. The one she wore back in The Great White North. Thanks

A. here it is… the jacket is really the only interesting part. The skirt was pretty generic and the boots are just made up / inspired by the ones in the skirt pic. 

I found the jacket on karmaloop in 2009 or early 2010 (brand: married to the mob), but it looks like it could be from the 70s or the 90s too. 

I thought it would be appropriate for Kim to start dressing like a total badass when she goes back to her parents’ house in a small rural town.
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Q. Hey Bryan, I’m working on a piece, and was wondering what were the references you used for Kim’s outfit she wore in book 6. The one she wore back in The Great White North. Thanks

A. here it is… the jacket is really the only interesting part. The skirt was pretty generic and the boots are just made up / inspired by the ones in the skirt pic. 

I found the jacket on karmaloop in 2009 or early 2010 (brand: married to the mob), but it looks like it could be from the 70s or the 90s too. 

I thought it would be appropriate for Kim to start dressing like a total badass when she goes back to her parents’ house in a small rural town.
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Q. Hey Bryan, I’m working on a piece, and was wondering what were the references you used for Kim’s outfit she wore in book 6. The one she wore back in The Great White North. Thanks

A. here it is… the jacket is really the only interesting part. The skirt was pretty generic and the boots are just made up / inspired by the ones in the skirt pic.

I found the jacket on karmaloop in 2009 or early 2010 (brand: married to the mob), but it looks like it could be from the 70s or the 90s too.

I thought it would be appropriate for Kim to start dressing like a total badass when she goes back to her parents’ house in a small rural town.

hey while i’m on the subject of cosplay and outfits, here’s the original reference pieces i used for Ramona in the end of book 6!

dress: opening ceremony
jacket: joyrich
boots: zanotti

in real life this outfit would cost $2000+ but in comics world it’s FREE~
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hey while i’m on the subject of cosplay and outfits, here’s the original reference pieces i used for Ramona in the end of book 6!

dress: opening ceremony
jacket: joyrich
boots: zanotti

in real life this outfit would cost $2000+ but in comics world it’s FREE~
ZoomInfo
hey while i’m on the subject of cosplay and outfits, here’s the original reference pieces i used for Ramona in the end of book 6!

dress: opening ceremony
jacket: joyrich
boots: zanotti

in real life this outfit would cost $2000+ but in comics world it’s FREE~
ZoomInfo

hey while i’m on the subject of cosplay and outfits, here’s the original reference pieces i used for Ramona in the end of book 6!

dress: opening ceremony
jacket: joyrich
boots: zanotti

in real life this outfit would cost $2000+ but in comics world it’s FREE~