I have this problem when I write first person . . . I tend not to know what my protagonist looks like until or unless someone else comments on it, unless it’s significant. So in order to figure out what people look like, sometimes I have to draw them.
In celebration of completing my book yesterday, I completed this doodle of the main characters. It came out pretty cute. And now I know what my protagonist looks like (though I already knew what the girl looked like since, you know, he likes her and he mentally comments on/observes her a lot).
They’re texting each other because the story is mostly about a long-distance relationship. 🙂
I might try drawing something in color sometime, but this was my first crack at drawing them and I like the way it looks in black and white.