Here's a peek into my character design process. This is Talia, one of the leads of my new book from Outlaw Entertainment, entitled We, The People. She's an archer/Robin Hood-type, so the writer and editors wanted her look to be a throwback to that classic style, but at the same time, she had to be very sexy.
So, first off I wanted to get some ideas down for her costume. my first run through was real basic.
I didn't feel that look really had a lot of 'pop' so I tried some more designs, along with color notes:
Finally, we all chose a design, and finalized her look for the book. This shot here is more of a general guide for her body type and for the colorist to get the basic tones.
Colorist Giuseppe Pica adds a lot of depth and really brings her look to life in the book itself: