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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Writing

Dooop.

As much as I love drawing, I can't deny that my love for writing comes first. I'm no professional, not by any means, but I feel like I understand and get to know my characters through words more so than pictures. It's probably why their actual designs turn out more generic but their personalities tend to stand out a bit more.

Currently, I am working on a crime drama (because those tend to be safe yet challenging to write) tentatively titled Weed Tree. Why? I have my reasons but it's really up to other people's interpretations.

I usually don't like having a girl as a protagonist yet somehow, the story works better this way. In terms of plot structure, this is very similar to Silence of the Lambs in that you see very little of the 'villain' yet feel his presence throughout the entire story. That's my intention anyway. When we explore his backstory, there's going to be a lot of confusion as to what is truth and fiction, which I think it perfect for a crime series (haha). I'm just rambling on and on, aren't I?

The cast of characters is actually quite large (spanning about... maybe 15 or so) and that's not including the witnesses/suspects. I have drawn some of them recently but have yet to really understand some of the minor, major characters motivations, etc.

I don't even know what this post is for xD

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BagatelleThief said...

I find you can plan all you want, but so much of what ends up in a character comes from actually sitting down and writing them through situations. I don't want to say "I don't control my characters, my characters control me!" or anything like that, because that's one of my least favourite cliches - it's more a matter of figuring out the most natural way to write a character than it is about discovering 'who she is'.

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