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OP - Bodyline Costume 295 (with the bib seam ripped out and without detachable bow)
Shoes - Bodyline 274
Blouse - Etsy, vintage section
Hair - GLW Duchess Elodie
^ You don’t care about any of that, hahaha, here’s the shark bag!
These lists might help you find some new words and phrases to more accurately describe people’s faces. However, you shouldn’t rely only on adjectives.
- If you’re going to describe someone’s face and this character has relevance to the story, their facial features shouldn’t be perceived in one situation only. Show your readers what happens to this character’s face when they get mad, when they are happy…
- Integrate description when it’s convenient. Describe your character’s face when it’s relevant, in order for the reader to feel like this description is justified and useful. For instance, you can let the reader know this character has blue eyes by saying “His blue eyes were filled with rage”. This is an example of an opportunity to show the readers more about your characters, while making it feel like this description belongs to the plot.
- The Mirror cliché. There is one particular cliché, used mostly in first-person narratives, that you might want to avoid when it comes to describing character’s faces - the mirror one. Your character walks up to the mirror and proceeds to enunciate all their facial features to the reader without an appropriate reason. Obviously, it might work in some situations - for instance, if your character hates their appearance and are seeing in this mirror everything they hate about themselves. But even this is justified description, which means that there was a reason for the character to go and describe their facial features.
- Look out for inconsistencies. Specially when we have lots of characters, we often find ourselves mixing up their appearances or forgetting whether our MC had full lips or not. If you’re artsy, draw your characters so you can go back to their portraits when you need to. If you’re not, just list their facial features and make sure you stay true to that list.
- Don’t mention the same physical trait over and over again. By this, I don’t mean, whatsoever, that you should describe facial features once and never ever mention your character’s appearance again. It’s just that, if you mention your character’s blue eyes every other chapter or every other scene, your readers might get tired and feel like “Yeah, I know that already, why are you telling me this again?” Again, try only to mention these traits when they are relevant and you can find a way to connect them to the plot.
I hope this helped!
I only want to wear underwear and a crown all day
kinda wanna dye my hair kinda wanna die in general
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The theme for hannibal s2 is japanese food
and now all I can think about is hannibal making cute ass lil bento, like
this is my design, will
I’d rather teen girls reading nothing but terribly written fanfics about their favorite OTPs that express healthy and emotionally-sound romantic relationships than “great literature” that teaches them they are prizes to be won or creatures to be controlled or destroyed.