Monday, March 10, 2014

TC Southwell Character Showcase

A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s trite, but true. No matter how well an author describes a character with words, there’s always room for misinterpretation, but a picture leaves nothing to the imagination. Even if an author describes his or her character to an artist, there’s still a chance it won’t be exactly what the author had in mind. However, when an author is also an artist, the character he or she depicts should be pretty much a perfect rendition, except where the author lacks sufficient skill. Some of my characters were more of a challenge to draw than others, but for the most part, I managed a fairly good resemblance. Some I enjoyed drawing more than others, too – Bane being my favourite and Chanter the one I struggled with the most. Tarke was also a challenge.

I always like to see pictures of a book’s characters, so I have a clear idea of what the characters look like while I’m reading. Good character descriptions are a must, but a picture is even better.

So I decided to share some of the character sketches I’ve created for my characters. I’d love to know how you pictured the ones you haven’t already seen on the covers.

Bane, the demon lord from my Demon Lord series
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Mirra, the healer from my Demon Lord series

Sabre, the cyber from my The Cyber Chronicles series


Tassin, the Queen of Arlin, from my The Cyber Chronicles series

Blade, the master assassin, from my The Queen’s Blade series

Chanter, a Mujar, from my The Broken World series

Tarke, aka The Shrike, from the Slave Empire series

1 comment:

  1. This is great! Though for some annoying reason, I'd always pictured Blade as Brendan Fraser or Cary Elwes, who played Wesley in The Princess Bride