New Heroine Sketch for Character Development

Vree, graphite, charcoal and chalk

Yesterday I wrote about creating characters, putting them on the story stage, and watching them act. In that post, I included a sketch of my current main character, Vree Erickson. I draw with all sorts of pencils, including charcoal and chalk pencils. I like using watercolor paper to draw on because it allows me to scratch into it using knives and razor blades. This technique is great for rendering hair.

You can read about Vree in my Night of the Hellhounds e-novel (available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble).


7 thoughts on “New Heroine Sketch for Character Development

    1. Steve Campbell

      Thank you Rita. My heroine has been almost taking on a life of her own beyond the art and written word. 🙂

      As you likely noticed, my blog is a mix of art and writing … and an occasional observation about life, so you never know what to expect from me. I have followers who like my art better than my writing, and vice versa. But I love doing both.

      I’ve been enjoying your landscape paintings. Excellent work – love the colors.

  1. Good Afternoon Steven. Nice piece. I am writing to thank you for following my blog. As you indicated somehow we became disconnected, but I am glad you noticed this and reconnected. I appreciate the follow and will continue to visit and read your intriguing stories. Be well, Ayanna

    1. Steve Campbell

      Thank you, Ayanna. Somehow, I was disconnected from several blogs I used to follow. Since I did not unfollow these blogs, I assume it was a glitch on WordPress’s end. I reconnected and am glad; it’s nice to be reading these wonderful blogs again.

  2. Fantastic sketch, sir! Really one of your best. And she sure looks like someone I’d want to root for– especially if her opponent was a hellhound!! Really excellent work– bravo!

    1. Steve Campbell

      Thank you. She did well against Margga the witch spirit (or spirit witch, not sure which comes first), though luck played heavily in her favor. Now she’s ambling, searching for an identity without a father, and wanting evil to not be real.

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