I told him a slightly less scary version of the story and he was really taken with the idea...he then had a dream about the characters and he dreamt a really great way to tie up the ideas and close the story. I was so impressed, if i get it published (my fingers are always crossed :)) I will be acknowledging him!! for sure!
I like to sketch my characters, it help to create them in my mind. At Art school and uni, my style was always quite abstract. Real life and naturalistic drawing and painting never came easily to me. My majors were in photography and sculpture, and even then sculpture and textiles where always more my forte. But none the less I will show you my little sketch:)
This is a character who becomes more important as the story progresses; she is part of her landscape, she blends with it and is never seen, in the book, away from her dwelling.