The Taffetas is an animated series for girls about a bubbly Atlantean who tries to start a new life in a city filled with characters from myth and lore.
We are creating a pitch bible based on our concept.
Our tumblr serves as an informal peek into some the artwork we develop for the series.
We also supplement our posts with fan work and fun sketches you won’t see on our official production blog.
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Did you guys catch our December 2nd update by Yesenia?
It’s a bit vague, but it marks the coming of some big changes for co-creator Yesenia and I. We appreciate all of your patience as we undergo these changes, and we hope to elaborate more as soon as we can. For now, this will not affect The Taffetas’s update schedule or our plans for the project!
Read today’s progress about our Veil vectors and Sapphire research! Check out this mood board of visual research for Sapphire, Gemini’s BFF!
Reblogged from saetje
Working on the second prize from the 2012 Taffetas Winter Contest, now that I have I have at least 3 of the main characters figured out to make it! The winner requested a full illustration of Veil and Gemini as superheroes, so I’ve been concepting that. I want to make the story behind the to-be illustration something I could see in our actual show, like a stand-alone episode.
Gemini’s power is the ability to turn anything she touches into gold, or as we know it, The Midas Touch, which is granted to her at a party by a friend-of-a-friend Dionysus. She uses the power to become wealthiest beyond her wildest dreams, but the aggravation of EVERYTHING she touches turning to gold, plus the isolation of abstaining from physical contact, and the fear of turning her friends into gold, drives her a little bonkers. She becomes compelled to take her frustrations out through fighting crime and evil.
More sketches to come. Veil has a power and so might Sapphire or Elena. Also Gemini is a cute, and a little scary, of a super heroine…and I want to draw that. -w-’ What I wouldn’t give for more hours in my day!
Reblogged from kirbopher
I learn the most about design from art people draw of my characters; and even more so by doing art trades. Imitating other peoples’ styles and drawing characters I find to be interesting adds so many ideas for my own work, and seeing other artists’ interpretations of my own work helps me to think outside the box and get more creative. Prime example: I can say for sure that Frost's changes over the years have been from the help of many, many talented artists I've met doing something cool and unique with him.
HOLY CRAP. I hadn’t realized how much Veil had changed in proportions since you guys were working at SCAD! The progress is amazing!
Thanks so much. I don’t think it’s entirely clear how many conscious design redrafts I did of this guy to reach the point I have now, since he has some in-between stages and I draw him so much that I’m sure the progression was invisible to the outside world. Kind of like someone gaining or losing weight over a period of time.
sabrinastopmo said: Wow, I didn’t realize how saturated his colors became. Looks more youthful, I think! Same thing with the stylized anatomy!
Thanks so much! I appreciate that. Youthful was my goal and I’m glad that stood out : )! I really pushed myself to go more stylized in his anatomy too, which was difficult. It’s funny that just 2-3 years ago I wasn’t sure I could make The Taffetas because I was so insecure in my ability to draw the human figure.
And the colors were only half on purpose! 2011 color trends were more desaturated, and color trends now in 2013 are bright, even neon. I get a report once a year about this, and I wish I could show you guys the trending pantones for blue of each year, because without even knowing it, I’ve made Veil’s skin color almost the exact same kind of blue that is ‘in’ for 2011, 2012, and 2013. I think that’s just one of those serendipitous things about being an artist- you’re always kind of in-tune with what’s going on in the world in some way or another.
If any of you have comments or opinions on Veil’s redesign , let us know in our ask! We’d love to hear from you!Reblogged from saetje
Veil is Gemini’s roommate (and secret crush!). He is an uptight bibliophile who stresses to keep her out of trouble, but usually ends up making her problems worse.
What are your thoughts, readers? Do you think Gemini feels weird staying in the same apartment with her crush? Do you think Veil feels weird?! Maybe upset? I’m sure Gemini is a messy roommate, and he looks like a bit of a neat freak.