Sister Jackson by `Yamino
This is the third print that will be mailed out to all my Sister Claire Book 1 Kickstarter backers, featuring Sister Jackson! Her graphic influence is based on funky 70’s design.
This print will also soon be available online in the Hiveworks store! http://www.hivemill.com
I can't believe you got me from passionately hating Sister Maguerite to absolutely adoring her and being sympathetic to her. That's some JK Rowling shit right there.
A preview of the second print that will be mailed out to all my Sister Claire Book 1 Kickstarter backers, featuring Sister Olga! Propagandalicious!
This print will also soon be available online in the Hiveworks store! www.hivemill.com
Some concept art from Sister Claire’s favorite lifestyle brand, “Holy Kitty.” Thinking of naming them “Crucible” and “Crucifix.” Although their designs closely resemble “Hello Kitty” and “Chocolat”, their design as a pair was more inspired by “Kuromi” (my personal favorite Sanrio character) and “My Melody”. The pentagram star on Crucible’s head was inspired by Luna’s moon from “Sailor Moon.”
The company name was suggested by FallingIvy, it’s an anagram of the word “savior”.
After drawing novice Olga, I wanted to draw Jackson when she was younger, too!
Sister Jackson’s design has several influences: the nostalgic, warm, desaturated colors of 70’s design, the flared pants of disco fashion, and iconically dapper black-and-white style of Janelle Monáe. Her childhood hairstyle is inspired by Jazmine from the Boondocks.
I really love 70’s design, there’s something about the warm tones and overall retro cartoony feel that makes it feel very nostalgic, stylish, and friendly to me. Jackson is generally a level-headed and friendly Sister, and I feel like the association matches her well.
It’s taken me a very, very long time to get to this point, but I am really happy with my character design, especially these pictured above.
Designing and fleshing out characters has always been my favorite thing to do, but only in the last couple years have I felt good at it. (And I’m excited to have a lot more work ahead of me!)