Hugh Jackman as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway
NO ONE STEALS BREAD LIKE GASTON
PAINTS EGGS LIKE GASTON
OR SLICES UP BAD GUYS WITH CLAWS LIKE GASTON
I tried not to reblog this but I couldn’t, not after you just made a Les Miserables, Rise of the Guardians and Wolverine reference.
that time of year is approaching
scary lawn decorations
terrifying tv programs
people in costumes going door to door
Well, I’m sure there’s bound to be a couple guides out there, but here’s a couple things that have worked for me.
- Break your characters; put them in tough situations that show what they’re really made of. They don’t have to be canon, either! The point is to know how they’ll react and how they’ll emerge from that situation.
- Spend a day with your character! Pretend your character is going along with you when you go out to shop, walk, etc. Imagine having a conversation with them, or how they’d comment to goings-on around you. At some point, this will feel almost automatic.
- Believe in your characters. If you can’t do it, then you’re going to have a rough time having your audience believe in them.
- Start broad, but whittle them down with some compelling quirks. As an example, Celie started as just being a jerk, but now she’s a jerk with a love for theatre, with her jerkish tendencies stemming from how her appearance has constantly hindered her in becoming a respected actress. It also makes her her own worst enemy, since she tries to put off a calm, mature vibe, but has a temper that can turn her into a raging rabbit if pushed too far, especially when a joke is made about her being a cartoon bunny. She’s still a jerk, but there’s more to her than that.
- Work with what you know. I’ve based my characters on parts of myself, people I’ve met, places I’ve been, etc. I know the anxiety Iggy experiences, I’ve met and worked with people like Celie, and I know places Sarah would like to visit/avoid because I’ve been there to experience those locations. Plus, how will you know which of your characters likes a certain pizza combination if you’ve never tried it yourself? Unless your character’s tastes are REALLY out there…. Don’t put motor oil on toast if the character you have is a robot. The point is, your experiences will broaden your options and are the easiest to draw from because you understand them. This is also why is vital for creative people to try new things, because it’ll broaden your “pool of understanding.”
- Think about what your characters can do for your story. A character that isn’t doing much can probably be consolidated into another. Try to avoid having two similar characters.
Hope these help!
what do you mean a thesaurus isnt a dinosaur
this is adorable as fuck and you can’t tell me otherwise
"Take me into the water! I’m going to chase some crabs out for you guys."
Wind Waker AU where Link and Aryll are kidnapped and Granny dons the hero clothes to save them.
new comic via Tapastic
current mood: luigi looking fresh to death
Just another reminder that I’ve been taking guest comics to go on the Matchu website for the past month.
Guest comics should be finished before October 29th.
Once the 100th comic has been posted on the website, the following weeks will be devoted to posting the best guest comics, or just guest comics in general depending on how many I get. The guest comics must feature the characters from Matchu, which is the only real rule I’m setting here.
Send them to my email at limeth(at)comcast.net.
Thanks, and looking forward to anything you guys come up with.