Sometimes I spot people--actors or ordinary people--who look like my characters. Sometimes I try to draw them, but I'm not an artist. My niece, Jasmine, an amazing artist, did an adorable depiction of Bea, from my urban fantasy Syzygy, for the cover art.
Now, my characters from Syzygy, are coming alive in a new way.
A few weeks ago I posted about a lady who created a Machimima, a short animated fan film, for Carol Kean's novel, Left on Stonehaven. She's now making one for Syzygy. She posted an update on her progress at her Machinima blog.
First gazing at my character, Finn, was like giving birth! Okay, not quite, but it was an oh-wow-I-can't-believe-it! experience to see him "fleshed out." Not having any sons, maybe the young males are more my babies than the females. I don't know. I recently watched that interview between J.K. Rowling and Dan Radcliffe and she said how moved she was when they chose Dan for the part of Harry Potter because she didn't have a son yet.
Sorry, I'm wandering off on a tangent.
Here's one of the pictures of Finn. To see more, you'll just have to visit Rhonda's Machinima Site. You'll even get to see one weird picture of the skin process which reminds me of that stretched skin character from Doctor Who, Cassandra.