Descriptions. I aways come up sort and have to run the internet for help so my characters won't all look alike. So I made a list. Of course it can be revised and added to, but here are the basics. Feel free to add to the list.
- I'm six feet tall and I had to look up at him."
- Shorter than the height requirement at Disney Land."
- As tall as he is wide"
- She seemed taller than her five foot one inch height"
- Average height might be a stretch as she only came up to his shoulders."
- His neck seemed not to exist as it sat on his shoulders like a Mr. Potato
head. His bespectacled eyes and bulbous nose added to the illusion and his body was as round as the potato. He had stick legs and feet like a hobbit's.
- He was well built, long legs, long torso, and pecs that would shame Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Thin and muscular like a dancer.
- So average, she would disappear in a crowd.
- Built like a test tube.
- Bent like a question mark.
- strawberry blond
- dishwater blond
- yellow as the sun
- dark brown
- blue black
- light brown
- carrot red
- crayon red
- white, gray
- salt and pepper
- blond over black
- bottle blond
- bald head surrounded by a half circle of gray
- Bald on top with a skirt of tight red curls around the ears
Hair style, type"
- mostly bald
- receding hairline
- Bun, bob
- buzz cut
- back combed
- swept over
- like wire
- sculptured part
- bee hive
- center part
- side part
- fluffy, choppy
- French twist
- sun kissed
- like a ski jump
- sharp enough to pop a balloon
- nostrils wide enough to accommodate car,
- blue, brown, chestnut, green, gray, red, periwinkle, sapphire, chocolate, light brown, dark brown, black, charcoal, albino, mud
Eye shape, etc:
- almond, round, big, small, beady, wide, deep set, dark, large, small, expressive, sad, sparkly, bright, concerned, troubled, gentle, kind, mean, mischievous, cruel, cold
I don't want to drag this out today. There's so many others out there. A person just has to use their imagination, and if you're writing a fantasy or paranormal fiction, the sky is the limit. Your character could have wolf eyes. Like I said before, contribute some of your favorites in the comments. I'll continue this on another post.
Happy hump day.