OGR 07/11/2014Hey Charlie,Thanks for being patient. I think it worth celebrating that your most recent thumbnails (76 onwards) are really beginning to spark with the fun and fashion of your collaborator; you're successfully managing to essentialise key forms, without merely repeating them or plumping for the too-literal. I also very much like the texture of these thumbnails - their illustrative qualities and I encourage you to ensure these qualities remain as you later move towards texturing. I think the illustrative element is important to keep, because fashion illustration tends to be more speculative and loose than the fashions they inspire; so take a look at these to encourage boldness and further exploration of this style:http://luc.devroye.org/IoanaAvram--FashionIllustration-2010b.jpghttp://www.sub25.ro/pictures/2012/12/14/3906.jpghttp://www.exhibitd.ro/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Ioana-Avram-3.jpghttp://ris.fashion.telegraph.co.uk/RichImageService.svc/imagecontent/1/TMG3340152/p/fashion-graphics-2_1062095a.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Zt2PKYH_g80/TTO3RqPCSbI/AAAAAAAAE2Y/8aRQ0uSmqws/s640/fashion+donovan.jpgWhen it comes to your overall style for your world (conveyed via texturing and matte-painting etc) I think you should consider the bold move of envisioning your world as a world born out of fashion illustration - so everything as that slightly sketchier, illustrative quality - I think it really help you capture Gaultier and that feeling of more speculative, more daring fashion.So - yes, your thumbnails are very encouraging. I look forward to you now exploring some of those key elements in your travelogue using the techniques you're developing here.
Thanks for the feedback and guidance, I love those fashion illustrations and will try to take that aspect forward with the rest of this project.