As it says on the tin, these fellas are all from Statue on the Wall. These are all basic little drawings I did to get a sort of blueprint for what I wanted the visual styles of the clothing from various regions to look like. These aren't set in stone outfits, obviously, but I just wanted to draw some nice clothes!
See, me developing SOTW is all about art. I want to create a world and then focus the story on art, because I just think making up whole genres of art and analyzing how they stem from their parent cultures is very fascinating. And obviously, folk clothing and clothing in general is art. I've been working on other such types of art as well, but those are for another time and another set of illustrations.
I recommend reading the image description even if you can still see the images, it's huge as fuck and has some extra info.
Made in 2020 with Paint Tool SAI.
Image description: Four pieces of digital art, all depicting full body portraits of ten individuals of various ethnicities all either dancing or talking amongst each other.
The first picture has a bright yellow background and three people: Pikhountha, Kharin, and Ataya. Pikhountha is a middle strawlandish woman with brown skin, a large nose, glasses with various adjustable magnifier lenses, coily black hair, and a large scar on her left cheek. She smiles and steps from side to side as she snaps a finger. She is wearing a tattered and large brown overcoat with blue trimmings, her pockets stuffed with plants. She wears a typical middle strawlandish headscarf, tied at the chin and with tassles on the edges. Hers is a bright red with green and white plants printed on the cloth. Under her overcoat she wears a red robe with black trimming, that trimming with yellow embroidery within the black. The robe goes down to above her ankles. Around her neck is several necklaces, with anything from fishhooks to small keys strewn on it.
Kharin is a middle strawlandish man with brown skin, an aquiline nose, and tightly coiled black hair (poofing in a Tintin-esque fringe over his headscarf, messy sideburns, and on the backs of his hands). He sings with a stick of trite wood in his mouth, and plays the khukhuun (a string instrument with a long neck and a hemisphere shaped body, playing position similar to a guitar). He wears a bright green robe with various abstract, but vaguely plant like, patterns on it and black and red trimming. Around his shoulders he has a white and blue shawl that's braided into a knot at one end, typical of khukhuun players. His headscarf is navy blue, with brown and white patterns on it.
Ataya is a middle strawlandish person with olive skin, a long and flat nose, hair (even eyelashes and body hair) that is all white, and they wear small oval glasses. They sit in a wooden wheelchair. They are wearing a bright red robe with a black overshirt with green trimming. Their shawl is a midtone brown, with blue and green floral patterns on it.
The second picture has a light navy blue background and two people: Issyk and Sinta. The two of them are gripping hands and sort of skipping around each other, with their hands at the epicenter. Blue flames erupt where their hands meet. Issyk is a steppen man with pale skin, a long and gaunt face and body, and shoulder-length wavy brown hair tied back with string. He is wearing a shirt with long ruffled sleeves, and over that a vest that cascades out to his legs like a dress but is tightened at his waist by a large woven leather belt. The vest is dark red with intricate light red, blue, and white embroidery on the front leg area and on his shoulders, somewhat in the shape of ogee arches. On both the left and right sides of the vest, around the chest area, there are sets of coins attached to the cloth and free swinging by one piece of thread, with 4 on the top row, 3 on the second, 2 on the third, and 1 on the fourth. In his hand, he has a weapon made of the Crystal, one that is vaguely in the shape of a straightened sickle. He wears woven leather shoes.
Sinta is a Cthonican woman with a small stature, brown skin, long and straight black hair, and a rounded face. She wears a black overcoat much too big for her, with some scale patterning on the sleeves. Under that overcoat she wears a light green long sleeved shirt with intricate yellow patterns printed on the whole thing. Her pants are a similar style of dyed fabric, but they are a dark brown and orange. Her pants are baggy and wide. Her weapon of Crystal is a long and slightly curved harpoon. She looks tired, with bags under her eyes, but still determined.
The third picture has a bright red background and three people: Tunín, Leabua, and Silema. Tunín is a fat and short straiti man with olive skin, a round face and nose, and brown hair in a mullet that is greying at the temples. His ocular albinism renders his eyes a very light blue with red pupils, and he wears large round glasses in front of those eyes. He wears a white shirt with puffy long sleeves, a black vest with green embroidery on it, baggy brown pants, and above his vest a yellow sash ties around his waist to secure. a blanket that wraps in front of his legs.
Leabua is a lanky dark skinned strawlandish man with a flat, cleft nose, shoulder-length coily hair, large hoop earrings, and bandaged palms. They smile and gesture as they talk excitedly to an inquisitive Tunín. On top of their head sits a beige mask similar in appearance to a vulture skull, with white cloth extending from the back. They wear an ankle-length robe, and above that a large navy blue cloak tied with a sash. There are yellow triangular patterns on the fabric, with green dots around those triangles. In their hand, Leabua holds a tall shepherd's crook. They have a very small third eye among the wrinkles in their forehead.
Silema is an iyajarmin monk, and thusly wears the typical robe: wrapped from her head to her toe in light blue fabric with patterns of white downward pointing arrows. Clipped along the collar area, on her robe, are several iyajarmin charms, rectangular shaped with diamond holes. Silema herself is a brown woman with a serene smile on her face as she clasps her gloved hands. She has a cleft palate and lumps on her aquiline nose, and a few curly black hairs can be seen peeking out from under her robe.
The fourth picture has a calm lime green background and two people: Emile and Lieno. They both grin as they dance jollily. Emile is a very tall and lanky west greenlandish man, in fact a tapatl - a salamander man. He has dark freckled skin and three large frilly gills on either side of his face, a flat and scrunched up nose (with a breathing apparatus extending from the nostrils and around his face), webbing between his fingers, and short, straight black hair. He wears a long-sleeved white shirt with floral embroidery, a red scarf with a story embroidered on it, an unseen belt with a waterskin on its side, very poofy tan pants, and above all that a cloak. The cloak is lined with fur on its inside and collar, and there are somewhat abstract designs of flowers and fruit. On his head is a tan hat with round top and wide brim, with a feather tucked into it and blue fabric going down the back and over his neck.
Lieno is an east greenlandish woman with brown skin, heavy acne, an aquiline nose, and very short, choppy, straight black hair. She dresses similarly, except: her hat has no feather and has a red fabric at the back, has a knife in its sheath tucked under her very thick leather belt, has imagery of skulls and bushes on her cloak, and wears no scarf. END ID