Sunday, 3 August 2008

So I've Got a New Character...

...and a bit of an idea of her story. I know roughly what she looks like. But I need to know more about her.
I always need to know far more about my characters than I ever use. Once I know about their childhood, their likes and dislikes etc, I like finding out more about where they live. They can't always live in my area or my house.
So, it's time to look at some of the models/collages I've made over the years.

The one above is one I made for my children's mystery series (as yet unpublished - sob). But, hey, nothing is ever wasted; I can use my fictional seaside town, based on a real area along the North Yorkshire coast, for my new character's story.

OK, so the pictures haven't come out very clearly, the foreground is a station on a preserved railway line - play spot the train - the background is the houses and shops in the seaside town.

To be honest, I'm not that sure how I managed to get the pictures to appear at all, it took me three tries. And now I can't get them where I want them to go!
They'll have to stay like this because I'm ready to start scribbling more notes about my new character.


Annie Bright said...

Ohhhh, Pat, that's so exciting. I can't wait to hear how your character develops! And I think you've done a great job with your photos. :-) Your models look brilliant! :-)

PatP said...

Thanks, Annie
That particular model looks way better in the photos than it does in real life. But however patchy and out of scale the model is, it still gets the creative juices flowing.

KatW said...

Wow - you can make amazing models.

It's great bringing a new character to life. Enjoy.

Kat :-)

PatP said...

The way you created the Flubbafish Family was great, too, Kat.

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about - go look at Kat's blog and scroll down 'til you see the Flubbafish pic.

Lane said...

What a great idea! I love Beach Sea!
Creating a back story is so helpful even if it it never makes the final cut.

Off to look at the Flubbafish:-)

PatP said...

I popped back here to show the husband up the hill that I'd managed to get more piccies on my blog.
Couldn't work out how you'd managed to see the name of my fictional town. So I clicked on one pic and... Voila, it grew!
Wow! Thank you. I didn't know you (we) could make that happen!


Liking your models - very creative methinks TFX

Pat Posner said...

Thanks, TF

I make the models because, unlike you, I can't draw.
If I can get my pathetic attempt of a pictorial map uploaded here, you'll see what I mean.