It's not coming along all that fast. I've been drawing Noah and Vera a lot, but I don't really have a firm set in stone idea of Noah should look, or act like. I don't want him to be just another generic dude. 8I As for Vera, I'm thinking of shortening her hair on the longer side. She would still have an asymetrical hairstyle, just shorter on that side. X) Here are some of my less embarrassing sketches that I've done recently... if you're interested. [link] If you have any advice, I'd love to hear it.
hey, that's okay-- because my story never comes along 'fast' either, but it's worth being patient with and to not rush it. That's how the best stories develope.
And I frequently have characters who do what Noah is doing... it's always so hard to decide what should define their personality/looks and then suddenly BAM! it hits you outta nowhere. For the record, he has risen definately above generic. I find them both fascinating and unique
one thing that helps me define/understand a character's personality is to open up a new/blank Word document and just 'write' nonsense scenes. They aren't scenes that would appear in a book/movie with a plot/climax-- it's just everyday stuff that no-one knows about. How they answer the phone, how they cook supper/bake cookies. It's a really easy exercise and doesn't really 'add' to the story, but it helps discover a character... or I pretend my characters are 'right there with me' and try to imagine how *they* would respond to the situation. If the characters are real to you, they're real to the people who read your story and look at your art, and your characters are very real to me. They're lovely dears and-- so fascinating. It's like they have this amazing/deep/intricate history that is amazing and needs discovering. Keep up the fantastic work, friend!