I know you say to complete payment after being accepted, but… even if I’m not accepted, your book is staying on my reading list for when I have more time. I love your writing!
Character Name: Master Drew Hughes
Gender, Age: 62, male
Head & Body: Muscular, but pear-shaped. He has a noticeable pot-belly which pushes out the straps of his suspender. Rough, squarish fingers with dirty nails. Unkempt, disheveled appearance all over: “rusty” hair (mix of grey and browns) that his straight at the front and falls a little over his face, but curls at the back and reaches just to his neck. He has grey whiskers, and a look of sleep-deprivation about him. Big honker of a nose, which is redder than the rest of his face. He’s 6’7.
Distinct features: concealed under his bulky clothes
Clothing and accessories: Everything is too big for him (even though he’s huge). Wears a simple stained white shirt (just cotton, no/reduced collar), fading black trousers with black suspender straps, black boots (hole at the right big toe). Main bits are the tan trenchcoat with patches on the (from our view) right shoulder and left bicep, with brown elbow patches as well. Scruffy black fingerless gloves.
Brief description of personality: Master Hughes is hardened and rough, a burdened survivor of a repressed life of loss. He began drinking at age eighteen, and did not stop. Book One depicts him at sixty-two. He is grouchy, snappy, and very irritable, accustomed to a reclusive and mostly undisturbed lifestyle. He teaches blacksmithing at a West Haven college, where he advances journeyman to masters. He has no tolerance for failure or slow progress and is quick to voice his distaste and disappointment plainly. His barking at and bruising of students teaches them to always do their best. Though his methods of teaching are far from conventional, he gets the job done. No slackers.
Any pose / expression preferences: artist’s choice. Typically sneering, disapproving, critical, derisive, or otherwise negative, so have fun with drawing an absolute scumbag. As long as he isn’t smiling, go nuts
I draw him a lot myself (though I can never seem to do it consistently… ugh), but am interested to see, if accepted, another artist’s interpretation.