Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Character sketches -- 1

My novel won’t be illustrated, but that hasn’t stopped me doodling the main characters. I’ll post some of the sketches here while I wait to hear what my editor thinks of the latest revision. This cluster of heads shows my search for a clear sense of Eddie, a troubled fourteen-year-old boy who spends most of the book (and the year 1940) on the run from a ghost he believes is trying to kill him. He’s right about that, but not in the way he thinks.
As ever, click for a closer look.  


  1. Awesome sketches. If I tried to sketch my characters they would look like sticks with poorly shaped heads.

  2. Just fantastic, Thomas! Ah, to be talented ...

  3. Just out of interest - which one did you settle on in the end?

  4. Kate, he's an amalgam of the two colour images at the bottom. I'll probably post another image of Eddie soon.


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