God, Mary-Sues and Invisible Friends, Oh My!God, Mary-Sues and Invisible Friends, Oh My!God, Mary-Sues and Invisible Friends, Oh My! by Achiru-et-al
Finding Your Characters and Getting to Know Them
There never was a good biography of a good novelist. There couldnt be. Hes too many people if hes any good. F. Scott Fitzgerald (quoted in Rogers 1970)
This is a guide to character development. By no means is it the only way to create characters. There is, without a doubt, great capacity for imagination in the human species. I want to begin with three humble notes:
1. Imagination is not limited to humans. There is evidence for fantasy play in various studies of other primates, if youre interested in doing the research (Mitchell 2002, Pretending and Imagination in Animals and Children). We, however, take it one step further from playing pretend to creating imaginary fictitious worlds. There is no proof that animals can do this yet.
2. The ideas I present
The deviations you find in my Favourite's are works that in some way or another managed to capture my attention, be it by their artistic value, techinical work or simply because they are based on a wonderful idea, no matter how simple they may be. My favourites usually describe what I'm into at the moment and I won't deny that there's a lot of FanArt in here. But I also appreciate the occasional "Original" Art.
If you see something that strikes your attention, please visit the artist who made it. What you see is only one part of their gallery. Who knows what else may be hidden amongst it?