Clothes and costumes identify people in the real world, and it's no different in the cartooning universe. Your characters will probably wear clothes, unless you're drawing an adult-oriented cartoon (a bit beyond the scope of this book).
Your character's clothes need to fit her persona, and almost anything goes in the world of cartooning. However, you should follow a fundamental guideline so that your characters have a universal appeal and readers understand what you're trying to communicate — and that's to keep it simple!
Even if you're drawing animals, nothing's cuter than putting your crocodile or bear in a tutu. Clothes define your characters (see Figure 7-24). For example, blue jeans and cowboy boots convey a different type of character from silk scarves and ascots. This section helps you select the right clothes and accessories for your characters' personalities.
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