Swiss Family Concept - Refining

by Jessie Kate Patterson


At this point I did another pass at the thumbnails. This may change as my speed in executing larger finished pieces increases but so far, if I can go back to thumbnails to solve a problem, it's the fastest way for me to narrow down my concepts. I'm very comfortable sketching small and it keeps me from getting caught up in the details before I have a overall silhouette/cut that is communicating. It's also freeing since I don't get attached to any idea when I spent less time on it. Keeps me from polishing something that is broken ;)


by Jessie Kate Patterson


Doing little rough thumbnails to work out some the moods/lighting/scenes that I could use to brainstorm the costumes. Costuming is so informed by the environment, character, story and lighting so I need something to respond to as I narrow down my costume detail ideas. Here are some examples of the little abstracts I throw together and the resulting costume notes :)