Happy Monday y’all!
When you are a visual artist, it’s pertinent to constantly observe the world around you. As a character developer, combining imagination with real life is one of my favorite things to do. If you were to create a character with Fibromyalgia, what would it look like? While you are pondering that, were you aware there’s a yearly awareness day celebrating a festival called The Big Draw? You can check out all exciting details here: About The Big Draw Festival.
The symptoms of Fibro are listed in this article from the CDC: Fibromyalgia - What is Fibromyalgia? While these characteristics are notable, your characters’ personality is extremely important when you’re sketching out ideas. Many Fibro articles don’t mention the compassionate, friendly, and understanding traits purple butterflies can possess. Believing your creation is a real person, while keeping them relatable to the audience is your main objective. For instance, the main character in the book I am writing suffers from Fibromyalgia. Choosing the right colors for your character is vital. A group of people could look at the same color and each person will react differently to it. Reds are typically used to express pain, whereas I turn to the ‘cool colors’ like blues and purples. Originality is the key!
One negative about writing and illustrating at the same time is that it’s taking longer than I anticipated. I remind myself that good books weren’t overnight! Do you think you’ll enter the contest? Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today! If you’re enjoying my blogs, why not subscribe to my website? My blogs will go straight to your email. It’s free to sign up! Tell your friends! Tell your friends to tell their friends!
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About the author:
Rachel Barclift, has been suffering from Fibromyalgia for many years. She went to the doctor, never finding any answers for years. She went to one doctor who told her the pain was all in her head. In 2011, she finally found a doctor that believed her! She was officially diagnosed by her rheumatologist and she was so relieved! She writes blogs in hopes to help others find positivity.