By: ZHANSONG WANG
Firstly, I think the most important feature of any character is their face, so I spent a lot of time researching Nami’s face. Secondly, I think the body figure and curvature is very important, especially for a female character. For her upper body, I chose a pose that’s really open. She holds the stick in one hand and supports it with the other hand. It’s a typical pose from Chinese Kung Fu. The lower body does a leap, which motivates the upper body. That’s the design of this piece: Kung Fu. And as a Chinese contestant, I wanted to incorporate Chinese elements in the design, so I ended up putting her into a cheongsam (traditional Chinese dress).