I’ve made progress creating characters for my new vampire book.
It’s interesting, the process of creating new characters. When you don’t know them well enough yet and you’re not sure what they look like. I create them over and over and tweak the prompt, looking for them, and eventually, I find them. Why do I pick these and not the others?
What’s also interesting about this process is also that after I look at the images, I feel like I get to know them better. It’s easier to write them.
Anyway, so here’s the latest image of Lailoken, the vampire.
Josie, the hunter.
And here’s the newest addition. River, a young vampire. She’s Lailoken’s descendant. I wanted to give her dark blue eyes like Lailoken’s, but I ran out of credits. Need to be patient and wait a few days.
For now, I’ll try to draw her. The cool part about drawing is that I can use whatever color I want for her eyes.
River was actually easy to create. Didn’t take too many tries. I saw this one, and yup, that’s River. She’s got a weird clavicle, lol. I didn’t notice until I posted it here.
I had a lot more problems with Josie. It kept giving me these runway models with flawless makeup and unrealistically perfect faces. It’s not that I don’t want my characters to be pretty, but I want them to feel more like real people, be beautiful in the way that real people are. Plus, I don’t think Josie would bother with makeup.
Update. So the clavicle debacle sent me on a bit of an anatomy research. Some women apparently do have very prominent collarbones so the visibility of this one isn’t weird, but in all the photos, it ends a bit earlier, doesn’t go that far into the shoulder. I have to keep it in mind if I use this image to draw her.