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Describing your CharactersDescribing your CharactersDescribing your Characters by Inkfish7
As writers, one of our primary goals is to bring characters to life in the readers’ imaginations. To do this, a character needs two things:
1) A personality.
2) A physical appearance the reader can imagine.
The first is created through characterization, and the second is said to be done through physical description. While both statements are true, what I’d like to discuss is how physical description needs to do more than just craft appearance, and more than anything, it's characterization that contributes to vividly imagined characters.
Take a look at the following example.
1) When I entered Mr. Smith's office, he stood and smiled at me. He had a big nose, brown eyes, and short, brown hair. He wore a dark suit. I shook his hand.
What do you know about Mr. Smith from this brief scene? The physical details I’ve given say that he has a big nose, brown eyes, and short, brown hair.
I am but a simple man, with simple pleasures 8I |
I consider what I draw to be a "cartoony anthro style"
Call me Rawb :>
I am the creator of the webcomic Dog Day Apocalypse
Whats going on now: Well being rather new to drawing ( I have been drawing for 6 years, but have been doing my anthro style for about 3 ) I am still trying to find my roots and learn all the basic stuff. That including anatomy, knowing how to work/frame-out poses, drawing more longer muzzles, and just general ideas. You know, all the simple stuff.
I am always open to well educated crits and tips on how to get better! ( Note the latter, I really just don't want nonsense about what I'm doing wrong or what you don't like about my style or "preferences " )
You will probably see me lurking around in the shadows of DA, stalking your pages and trying to absorb some skills, inspiration, and references.....like a leech 8I