Picking a single character to sketch was super difficult.Characters to me are really important – as a teen the library was my second home and the characters I found in the books affected me in ways I couldn’t explain if I tried. Its similar for characters on screen, in games and in comics/manga.
I had to check my heart for pictures I could use for reference(the site is a really great place to collect inspiration for me) and after looking through my collection of favourite people I chose to go with Amélie ! ^_^ (Had I the time; Olive Hoover from Little Miss Sunshine would have been a close second and Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility – just thinking of him makes my heart swoon, and Milo from Pepper-Ann – would’ve right after, and then also any character from Gilmore Girls!)
Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain is hands down one of my favourite films. And Amélie is a rocking character.
I started with a light pencil sketch before going over it with watercolour paints. With my limited time I was sure I would not do her justice. But I’m pretty happy with the way this this looks. I forced myself to stop when I started fussing over the details and I pushed on at a point when I felt like scrapping it so thats some extra feel good points for me.^_^
I hope you’re having a pleasant weekend!