I finally, finally, drew my characters.
Well, I've been able to draw Dantere for awhile, but....
I got the four main characters down. On paper. And I'm happy with how they look (actually, Keziren's eyes are not the right shape and Nerephides doesn't look the greatest, but they trigger the images of them in my head so I'm not complaining.).
(Also, this is in no way saying I am an artist of any kind. I just swing my pencil around like a madman and sometimes I get something I'm happy with.)
Anyway. Wanna meet them??
(L to R: Dantere [MC], Keziren [MC's sis], Nerephides [sidekick #1], and Velyaran [awesome sidekick #2])
I think, out of the bunch, 'Tere and Vel came out the best. Phi (Nerephides) is my least favorite, but hey, this was the first ever successful drawing of him (OO)
Keziren was the most difficult, but I think she turned out alright. I have a sketch of an older version of her so at least I have something a little more accurate to base younger drawings off of.
Nerephides and Velyaran were fun. Vel is pretty elf-like, but I didn't want the clean, Legolas-esque deal. His hair is in some sort of braid thing that is from his culture, but the hair in the front is loose and messy :)
Nerephides' hair is straight-up black, and I must say, he doesn't cut it much xD I wish I could have given his face the sharp, meditative (but deadly!) look I was going for, but hey, it was my first try.
Profile is also not easy for me. Especially the chins. :/
And last but not least, the one who turned out the best, and is one of my favorite characters ever...
I've been practicing drawing him for a few months now. The first time I got his face down right was actually a pure accident, but since then I can nail every single one of his features right off of memory, which is fantastic, particularly because I've never been able to do that before with a character (and not since, either...)
Anyway, considering the many times I've drawn him, this is probably one of the best versions, too.
Me is very happy right now :D
Anyway, to conclude this random post, here are some questions for you, dear readers:
1) How old does Dantere look to you? I know how old he's supposed to be, but.... :P
2) Have you had any writerly breakthroughs or rejoicing-worthy events lately??
3) What would you want more, a character interview or excerpts? Or BOTH??
(I've actually written a lot. Considering I restarted just the other day to write Dantere's Story in 1st person, I've written.... ooh.... 10 pages, front and back, in my notebook, which averages to about 2000 words in about three or four days (and handwritten in the midst of school and ballet, etc... that is no easy task!).)
Anyway. Comment away! :D :D :D