Monday, July 6, 2009
Illustration / Costumes and Characters
Creating the costumes for over 100 characters in my book was not so hard. I know alot of creative people who love to dress up in costumes. All I had to do is use my camera, sketch and paint.
I mix hundreds of colors. I create a formula for each character and list the colors of each element: skin tone, hair, and clothing. This sometimes takes longer to do than the actual painting. It's a necessary process because I make mistakes. The formulas guide me to the correct color immediately.
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See how I created The Shark.
Read the interview with the blue mermaid, Tanya Rynd.
Photo and Art: Copyright Melanie Hope Greenberg