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Post  Maggie on Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:26 pm

*waves* It's been so quiet. I'm sorry. However, it's Friday chat tomorrow night. 7PM EST-- BE THERE!

QUESTION: Do you use photographs/drawings at all to assist the imagining of your characters? Why or why not?

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Re: QOTD Thursday July 21

Post  Sarah Westen on Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:17 pm

I use photos once in awhile to help me really bring the character into reality for me. but now drawings. I can make stick figures look bad. Embarassed
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Post  Sarah on Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:19 pm

It's fine, we all know it's because of summer Smile I hope I'll be able to make the chat tomorrow! *crosses fingers*

I never use pictures or drawings to help me see the image of the character because I really suck at drawing and also, just like everyone in the world, my characters are unique, so I'm not going to find someone that looks like them. Instead I would be settling for someone who 'kinda' looks like them. That always ruins my creativity because for some reason if I decide on a picture I can't ever get past the picture, they sort of become that person if that makes any sense at all. But I always envy people who are able to use pictures or drawings, it seems like it would make things a lot more simple.
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Re: QOTD Thursday July 21

Post  Maggie on Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:00 pm

@SarahW LOL!! I totally understand. Very Happy I use photos too.

@SarahK I hope you make it! *crosses fingers for you* And I know exactly what you mean. Although you DID find that painting of Angel, remember? I think you got seriously lucky. XD

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Re: QOTD Thursday July 21

Post  Sarah on Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:33 pm

I know! Though that was after I finished the first 2 books. Still I can't get over the name of the painting and how it looked exactly like I imagined her. I still love that picture!
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Re: QOTD Thursday July 21

Post  Matthew on Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:59 pm

I agree with Sarah K. My characters are so real to me that any picture I get will only look kind of like them. I suck at drawing, so I can't even draw a picture of what they look like. But it's okay, because I can picture them perfectly in my head Very Happy
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Re: QOTD Thursday July 21

Post  Brigid on Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:48 pm

There have been occasions when I've found photos that looked eerily like how I picture my characters, but none look exactly the same of course. I have very clear pictures of my charries in my head, so it's difficult to find photos that look just like them. Same goes for drawing ... My drawing can't really do my characters justice. I can't even draw a person sitting right in front of me, much less someone I can only see in my mind's eye. Sometimes I draw little manga-esque versions of my characters but they're pretty crappy. Razz
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Re: QOTD Thursday July 21

Post  Maggie on Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:07 pm

@Matt Have you ever thought about if they turn your books into movies one day? Will it super bother you if the actors/actresses don't look like what you imagine? And I wish I had such clear images of mine. Sometimes they fade in and out. I'm never totally sure of what they look like... unless they're based off someone else.

@Brigid I love the word 'charries'. <3 Love it!

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Post  Brigid on Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:40 pm

@Lizzy - Teehee. So do I. It looks like 'cherries' only ... not. And it's easier to type than 'characters' Very Happy
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Re: QOTD Thursday July 21

Post  Maggie on Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:50 pm

Somehow it sounds Australian to me or something. I think I could get used to writing that. It's endearing. Smile

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Re: QOTD Thursday July 21

Post  Brigid on Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:10 pm

@Lizzy - lol! Yeah, it kinda does. Very Happy And yes, it is endearing! Characters are cute little things and deserve to be treated as such. *Thinks of all her scary-a** characters* Well, not all of them. But most of them.
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Re: QOTD Thursday July 21

Post  Maggie on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:45 pm

*agrees* I like my scary characters too, for sure.

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Re: QOTD Thursday July 21

Post  Brigid on Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:00 pm

Oh, me too. In fact, I'm sort of in love with my scariest character. I can't help it, I have a thing for badasses.
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Re: QOTD Thursday July 21

Post  Maggie on Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:19 pm

I TOTALLY understand.

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