I am very glad that I had a chance to contribute to the “Hansel and Gretel” artbook and to work with this wonderful design of Gretel by Disney animator Carlos Luzzi.
The most difficult thing for me was to maintain a sense of balance in the pose but, at the same time, maintain all the life and not make it too stiff. For this, it was important to follow the contrapposto in the design -- the opposite tilt of the shoulders and hips.
Another important aspect of creating Gretel’s model was following the Simple vs. Complex principle. This is especially pronounced in the character’s dress. From one side, it is a simple line. From the other side, it is a complex shape created by several folds. The same things are read through the whole design: in the sleeves of the shirt, boots, the shape of the hands, the map.
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Staff pick for 29th March 2020