Fallene Gabrielle Falburne
Here, we have the first of what is going to be an on-going series of profile images for the AFoR
series. My plan is to draw two primary images for each character, a basic character reference image (which you see here) and a more poster-style image. Then, I'm hoping to add to the pile of character images, drawing the characters in various outfits from different angles and such, that way I can slowly accumulate little portfolios of reference images for each character. That's the plan at least...
Anyway, those who've been following me on Tumblr for a while know that this image and outfit have gone through one too many revisions; I kept redrawing it because I've really been pressuring myself to develop a solid art style for these characters, and I've been very picky with anatomy. I've also been forcing myself to focus much more on costume details. But I think it's all paid off.
I'm very happy with Fallene's travel outfit, and I'm even happier with how her character design has evolved; she looks like she stepped out of a costume flick, but not necessarily a historical period. The costuming for my characters has become very eclectic, which I like. There are a lot of influences from Eastern European folk costumes as well as 18th and late 19th century costumes. This was also the first time I really thought about jewelry, which is something I've neglected in the past. I blame Kaoru Mori |D;; Her artwork has had a big influence on everything I do lately. Not that I mind.
Fallene's hair is still as complicated as ever, though |D;;;
Art © ~Seitou