Contestant 13 - Meredith (Somil)

June 6th, 2012, 9:54 pm

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Reply lizard-socks, June 6th, 2012, 9:59 pm

Height: 5'7"

One of the characters from a story I'm working on. (EDIT Sep 9: I changed the name to "Somil" - still a working title.) It started out as a story based on the Megadrive game Soleil, but then I realized 80% of the ideas were mine, so I gave all the characters new names and started writing it as an original story.
I considered posting what I have done, but this character hasn't even appeared in the story yet. She's one of the characters I invented on my own.

Backstory: She's the mom of the protagonist (a 14-year-old boy); after he leaves on a quest with his dog, she decides (unbeknownst to her son) that she will follow her. On the way to meet up with him, she gets attacked by a wild monster, but her left arm and leg are repaired magically by the monsters' "demigod." Since he's not the humans' demigod, he has to give her monster limbs instead of human ones, but she's just glad to be alive.

P.S. She is 34 years old, and her husband died in the war against monsters when she was 23 and her son was just three.

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Reply Phenoix12, June 12th, 2012, 7:04 pm


Reply Twentydragon, June 12th, 2012, 7:08 pm

Also, I understand that you've got a particular art style you're comfortable with, LS, but these very simple pictures don't give a whole lot of idea what your characters actually look like.

What shape are Meredith's eyes? Does she have a birthmark on her face? Maybe a wrinkle or two? What kind of clothing is that? What's it made of? What kind of nose does she have? Does she wear lipstick? All of these would provide a lot of insight into your character, but they are sadly missing.

I'm not comfortable even attempting to draw them in my own style because I have very few details to work from. For Kyra and Jade I had to find the source material in order to understand their appearance.

Please spend some more time on your reference art. (If you choose to go back and replace the ones you've done as time goes on, please send them to me, and I'll swap 'em out for you. I'll even change the brackets to match.)

Reply Phenoix12, June 12th, 2012, 7:14 pm

I actually took a crack at sketching her because I'm thinking of taking the match she's in. It turned out decent. If you want to see it I could put it on my DeviantArt or I could just post it here for a few and take it down.

Reply Twentydragon, June 12th, 2012, 7:14 pm

@Phenoix12: Or you could post a link? XD

Reply Phenoix12, June 12th, 2012, 7:20 pm

I literally drew it five minuets ago. So it’s in front of my on my desk. I guess I’ll post it on my DeviantArt account and post a link.


Reply lizard-socks, June 16th, 2012, 5:38 pm

@Twentydragon: I honestly don't think my drawing ability is good enough to provide that much more that what I've posted.
I can say a couple things about Meredith in particular:
* She is often wearing very worn-out clothes, because she doesn't have much else. Sometimes her clothes have visible tears in them.
* When she extends the fingers on her right hand, you can see that they are quite sharp. (I actually just decided on this recently. I thought it would be a nice touch)
* She doesn't use any cosmetic products, but she does try to stay clean. Being dirty brings back bad memories for her.

Reply lizard-socks, June 18th, 2012, 12:03 pm
How's this? The drawing isn't that much more detailed, but I put a lot of notes next to it.
If you think this is good, you could upload it as the new reference.
I will add some extra personality info soon, when I get that worked out.

Reply Twentydragon, June 18th, 2012, 12:50 pm

@lizard-socks: Okay, that helps.

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