As usual, some of the crew got new costumes for this story arc.

For Roka, his shirt and cummerbund usually stay pretty similar and basic, with most of the design work going into the long vest on top. I liked the long vertical inward-facing tabs, which gave the vest a very distinctive look, and I especially liked having the other elements (shoulder lines, pockets, and side patches) all line up with those tabs, so that design ended up being the one.

In volumes 1 and 2, Roka’s costumes were usually in the warmer color range (reds, oranges, browns), so I wanted to try him in a cooler color this time around. I kept his shirt the usual neutral/tan color but played around with a few combinations of blues for the vest. I quickly settled on option #1 since the values seemed to work best with his skin color.

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