Thursday, May 26, 2011


Well... this is Genevieve, she is an inventor of handy machines, especially flying ones. 

You can usually tell when Genevieve is inventing, she will be wearing her special flying goggles (she says it helps her focus).  The other sisters think she should probably wear them all the time as she can be a little absent minded and clumsy when not inventing, but she is very handy to have around in the type of emergency where you need a device (especially a flying one) very handy indeed.

Genevieve scribbles ideas, details and notes to herself on numerous pieces of paper... and leaves these around the place in case others might also find them of interest.

I am not totally sure of Genevieve's surroundings yet? but I think the above image is on the right track... she is a steampunk kind of girl.

Monday, May 23, 2011

strength and purpose...

(every now and then Ariadne likes to collect up all her wool and loose herself in the labyrinth)

I have got Ariadne's story pretty much sorted in my head, it is now just a matter of getting it out of my head and onto paper, although I am sure it will evolve and change as time goes on.  I have also been thinking about how the 7 characters will interact with each other, the movie '9' comes to mind, how each character has strength, spirit and a purpose and together they form a strong alliance against baddies... I like that.  

A few people at work have been calling them the '7 sisters'

Next post I am going to introduce a new sister... 

I have one or two names in mind for the next sisters but if anyone has other suggestions I would really appreciate hearing them  (thanks to all who left suggestions on facebook).  

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

this much I know...

(I have not finished this one yet, there are a few other things I might add yet...)

I think the biggest test will be whether I can keep each girls features and characteristics the same so they are recognisable as being themselves (I think the shading on this ones face is a little darker than the first one).  So to aid this I am thinking I will keep some similar features, elements or themes for each of them...

Ariadne is always going to have a red scarf, green eyes, a viking type hat and more often than not a red dress. There will also be any one or more of the following around her, a strand of red wool, flying birds, a maze wall, sheep, signs and arrows. Ariadne is quiet and thoughtful and a little bit shy, she is very quick on her feet and is ever so clever, as she would need to be to navigate herself and others through the endless labyrinth and away from the dark beast... who lives in a dark fort on a hill in the middle of the labyrinth.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Say hello to Ariadne...

So this is Ariadne... she spends most of her days tending her sheep and wandering around the labyrinth, she carries a ball of red wool in her pocket which her mother spun for her so she can find her way out again.  Although she is quite shy she does like to help people who have found themselves lost in the labyrinth.  She would hate for them to accidentally find their way to the dark beast who lives in the middle of the labyrinth.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

my first character...

Last night I started developing the story behind my first character... her name will be Ariadne and she likes mazes.  Which is what the image above is, does it look like a maze wall?  I think I might need to do a bit more shading behind the wall to show depth...and then tonight I will start on Ariadne herself.