I find that what really helps me when designing characters is to actually draw them out. Especially if they’re a main character. I know that this doesn’t work for everyone, but I find this extremely helpful.
To do this, you don’t even need to be a talented artistic. It’s your vision of what the characters look like.
I find this much more useful than forcing my characters to look like a person in a picture that I found off of Google…that sort of thing takes away from my imagination. I’ve been sketching my characters from the beginning. I used to make music videos about them as well (which sadly are no longer available because my dad took apart the old computer and I have no idea of how to turn it back on. Plus I think the old monitor is at my grandparents now?).
Anyway, just thought I’d share this quick tip to any potential writers out there who might want to see their characters “face-to-face.”
I hope that you’re all enjoying your weekends so far.
— O. Ryder.