I ordered a load of photos the other week, some of them mine from my trips and some grabbed off the internet. These are all grabbed, and I wanted them to put together a character inspiration page.
I’m not sure why I started with Spitfire, apart from the fact that she’s the character whose aesthetic I like the best. I mean, if you can put together an inspiration board with Kiera Knightly in feathers, wouldn’t you? It’s also the easiest board because there’s so little to her. She’s the glamorous alter-ego of one of my MMCs, and very, very tightly confined. She exists, basically, within the bar, and once I do his page there will be a drastic contrast between her setting and his. She’s as shy and sweet as he is brash and crude, and as confident as he is… not, I suppose. That’s the joy of an alter-ego, really.
The paper at bottom right is a small snipping from a massive sheet I got at Paperchase in Manchester, and there’s going to be at least a little bit on all the pages for this novel.