Things I’ve learned from 90s Anime, manga, and comics about people who were glasses.
- Show actual eyes sparingly.
- You should always be suspicious of a dude with glasses. Always. No exceptions.
- Be generous with the *glare* and *shing* (the sound that the glasses make when the light/glare passes over them)
Seriously though it’s interesting drawing a character with glasses. I decided that half the time I don’t want to draw Emory’s eyes. So I borrowed a few cliches. This was a conscious decision made to help describe their character personality and how they act in different social situations. Emory uses glasses to guard their expression and as a social barrier. When needed.
The clothes were a little bit harder though. Mostly in color choices because what people wear comes down to a mix between who they are and who they believe themselves to be in the moment. What would be Emory’s prime color choice? I decided on white because according to color theory “White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, and purity” It is also the color associated with hospitals, doctors, and safety. The red vest is a strong red. Red is an emotional color it is “the color of fire and blood and is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, and determination. It also stimulates people to make quick decisions.”