I have been working on a book that takes place in a school cafeteria. The 2 leads - the cook and a boy about 7.
It was left wide open as to what they should look like. All I knew was the cook should be "mom" like. I just went where my brain took me. Usually I think of someone I know-or have seen- or I go through my sketchbooks to see my sketches from Starbucks and the horse stables... that's where I sketch people who strike me as fun looking. Here are the rejects. Rejected drawings never die - they will show up somewhere else.. because you've brought these characters into being. They now need stories to inhabit.
the one with the glasses might resemble me a bit
the top one looks a bit like my personal trainer - but no poochy belly on Patty(trainer)
then I did a round Mama mia looking one
The tired- worn out Mom face -I know it well
Ok- if the cook was gonna be frazzled- I thought of
someone's Mom I know. I hope she doesn't mind- cause it looks pretty dead on.
I also thought southern cook- I have wanted to do a New Orleans cook
character for years. I find the story of