Run the Gamut: A Way to Flesh Out Your CharacterMore Like This
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few drawing books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
Is your character feeling a little bit stilted? Do you want to find a way to flesh him out a bit so that he'll be more three-dimensional? Well, here's an activity to get you started on the right path.
I call this activity Running the Gamut .
Everyone feels the same feelings. Everyone feels happy, sad, angry, afraid, in love, etc. This activity is a little bit like those character info sheets that you may have filled out, but this is different. You don't have to write your answers down (though it really can't hurt), but you should know these answers really well. In this activit
Sophie's Misfortune"Will you run away with me?"More Like This
I hadn't expected him to say yes.
We were far from home before I had the courage to ask why.
"Haven't you anything back there?"
"Yes. But I want something more."
We mostly lived in an old trapper's hut in the woods. I swept it every day but I could never get the floor clean. There was blood on the bedroom wall. I think the trapper killed something here. I hope it was an animal.
I meet an old woman among the trees one day. She is dressed in ragged brown with a brilliant gold locket around her neck. She says she can read my palm. I am skeptical. She takes it anyway.
"Your name is Sophie," she says.
"You want Luke to love you."
"Come back here tomorrow and I'll tell you more."
We eat baked beans again that night.
This time she takes me to a clearing and we sit on the grass. She takes my hand again. I can't take my eyes off her locket. It's engraved with S. S for Sophie. I wonder at the coincidence.
"I can tell your future," she says