In designing my character I wanted to combine western elements such as hats and dusters with sci-fi details like wires and platform boots. The end result is the casual wear for a futuristic ski patroller.
I wanted a modern, somewhat sci-fi shape language for the character so I worked to combine western elements such as hats and dusters with wires and platform boots.
Narrowing down the silhouettes by combining the designs that read the best.
I landed on these two designs as my favorites. For one I was going the route that would eventually become the final, ski patrol design. For the other I was looking at combining sci-fi language with traditional Peruvian dress.
Trying out colors and patterns on the designs. I knew I wanted the top design to give off the vibe of someone who was on duty for a manual job. The bottom design was supposed to evoke the bright colors seen in indigenous Peruvian dress.
The final product is a character outfitted to work ski patrol.
Presentation page that shows a condensed version of the design process.