By Linda Seger
During this booklet, Linda Seger exhibits how you can create robust, multidimensional characters in fiction, protecting every little thing from learn to personality block. Interviews with trendy most sensible writers entire this crucial quantity.
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This booklet was once produced as a catalog along with a gallery show on the Museum of tv & Radio in long island urban, June 23-September 24, 1995. Produced by way of the Hanna-Barbera Cartoons Animation paintings division (by Eric Homan and Russell Hicks) it showcased the constrained version paintings the studio created over virtually forty years.
The Nineteen Nineties used to be the peak of recognition for ‘animation art,’ the unique creation cells, pencil drawings, and storyboards from vintage cartoons and films. even if Hanna-Barbera had by no means stored its personal art, founders invoice Hanna and Joe Barbera signed ‘sericels’ (new, poster-like paintings wear celluloid, to recreate the sensation of an unique construction cel), and the studio turned a pacesetter within the marketplace.
After numerous years of rebuilding, the Animation artwork crew made up our minds to free up this restricted distribution commemorative publication of its top releases. merely a number of hundred copies have been produced in the course of a constrained construction run.
The 134-page full-color ebook comprises art reminiscent of storyboards, creation drawings, historical past paintings and version sheets from the majority of Hanna-Barbera's huge catalog of televised cartoons. exhibits featured within the ebook contain: The Huckleberry Hound exhibit and fast McGraw within the Nineteen Fifties, The Flintstones, Yogi undergo, Jonny Quest, house Quest and The Jetsons throughout the Nineteen Sixties, Scooby-Doo within the Seventies, The Smurfs & Snorks from the Eighties or even Pirates of darkish Water within the 1990s.
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Motivations? Goals? Values? CREATING SPECIFIC RESEARCH OUT OF GENERAL RESEARCH Sometimes general research leads writers actually to model a character on someone they met. When William Kelley researched Witness, he met models for both Eli and for Rachel. He says, "Bishop Miller himself became a character; he became Eli (although I'd never tell him this). I study character first by carefully looking at the face— the face is the map of the soul—and by listening very carefully to intonations and accents and merriment and if he's putting me on to see if I can tell.
Character qualities don't exist alone. A consistent character has certain qualities that in turn imply other qualities. For instance, let's say you're writing the next Indiana Jones story. One of your characters is a professor of religion—a man who's an expert on early Christian history who's going to hold the key to finding an important artifact. What might we expect to be true about this character? , we would expect that he has done a great deal of research and can easily ferret out all types of obscure information in libraries or bookstores.
Whether you are modeling your character on someone you know intimately, on someone you observe, on yourself, or are building a composite from a number of details, creating a character usually begins with one strong stroke. There's the first vivid image that begins to give you a sense of who your character is. You might see the character physically—what does he look like? How does he move? Maybe you want to explore a character who's suddenly caught in a crisis. How will she act or react? You might begin with a gut feeling about what matters to this person.
Creating Unforgettable Characters by Linda Seger