He's Coming
October 8, 2006

I've got more than this done in Flash, but this is what I'm prepared to show at the moment.

For all of my writing -- and reading -- I am very character-driven. Once I have a good sense of the character in my head, I can start asking those characters what's going on in their lives and thus begin writing the story.

I have read a few other writers who make the same claim ... the characters, in some sense, take over the story and the best authors often find that the well plotted outline they had for a particular story just doesn't happen as the characters, like children, develop minds of their own.

For me, that's the part about novel-writing that I've always enjoyed the most. Watching the characters grow and surprise me.

Who else will be in the cartoon besides the still nameless monkey? (Yes, I know you can't much tell it's a monkey from the head and this particular style.) Well, I'm also quite fascinated with dia de los muertos and those cartoon-ish depictions of skeletons. So likely, I will resurrect my Li'l Muerto character comments/electric_shock.gif from ages and ages ago and see what he looks like in this style of sketching.

So if I'm a bit quiet lately ... hopefully I'm drawing and beginning to write character sketches and sketching the critters themselves.
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P.S. Just so no one gets the wrong idea, comments/electric_shock.gif is NOT my drawing ... that's one of the Blacy icons, not mine! comments/exciting.gif

Posted by Red Monkey at October 8, 2006 3:08 PM | Sketches | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |

 

kelley said:

I am always impressed by people who can write fiction. I have always loved writing, and yet I never seemed to develop that knack for fiction. I suppose it's just a lack of creativity. I think it's a completely different talent.

October 8, 2006 9:44 PM

 

Jodi said:

When I am in my story development stage, i.e. "I have an idea", It begins with the sorting...and I so get the talking to the characters. As my scripts begin to take a life of their own.
I could tell you the most intimate of details of them. And yet many never make the script, in words but it is revealed in their persona...
J always knows when I am in script mode. THe mind is just wrapped up in one of the characters and I run on automatic...
Great writing there Endy

October 9, 2006 5:19 AM

 

Manic said:

Ohh draw me!

October 9, 2006 1:38 PM
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