Creating characters is interesting.

They start with a vague idea, generally, and oh so gradually. you feel their personality, maybe even imagine how they talk. But I can’t see them except in words. “Japanese-American, brown hair, spiky because she cuts it herself, height, 151 cm., thin, maybe close to malnourished. And an attitude … ”

You get that in the Barren Areas.

I received a preliminary sketch only this morning. Golly gosh, she’s cute!  Would you have expected that from the description? But I don’t want to jinx the final result.

fivptpSo here is an early sketch of

a character that is not mine, ahaha.

and the final result … well, it’s like someone else said:

“This has been for me like watching my daughter being born.”

So. I’ll probably be the same.

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