Check out this great post from Rachel Poli’s blog on character physical appearance basics
We’re all unique from one another, we all look and appear differently. Yes, people have identical twins or doppelgangers hanging around in other parts of the world, but we’re all made up differently.
Our appearance ranges from different hairstyles, body size and shape, the clothes we wear, and much more. There’s a lot to think about when you’re trying to paint a picture of multiple people in your stories for your readers.
Features To Think About
- Height and weight
- Body type
- Eyes/eyebrows (shape, color)
- Hair (style, length, color)
- Skin (looks, feels, color)
- Face (shape, facial hair)
- Distinguishing features (makeup, scars, freckles, etc.)
- Clothing style
When creating your character, it’s good for you to know most, if not all, of these features. Of course, your readers don’t need every nitty-gritty detail. I mean, you don’t typically describe your characters’ eyebrows, do you?
No, but if you want to…
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