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05:38 PM - 25 Jul 17
Want to get some insights on in-house illustrator role? Check out today's @ArrestAllMimics episode with @HendinArts twitter.com/BenTallon/stat…
05:30 PM - 25 Jul 17
@tigermlk_ created these expressive face illustrations for @urbanoutfitters' blog featuring #TonyMoly face masks.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
01:45 PM - 25 Jul 17
Chic and fresh #fashionfigure by Veronica Collignon stands out on @ardenuk’s website, promoting their… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
02:30 PM - 24 Jul 17
Our #IllustratorOfTheWeek is Petra Dufkova, an international fashion & beauty illustrator based in Munich.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
10:10 AM - 24 Jul 17
Our #IllustratorOfTheWeek is Petra Dufkova, an international fashion & beauty illustrator based in Munich.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
08:30 AM - 24 Jul 17
Being Girly: @InStyleGermany Magazine asks why #women are into #pink for a feature illustrated by @luandemytwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
01:30 PM - 23 Jul 17
#ZoeMoreOFerrall usually uses pen and ink and loves to draw by hand #style #projects #artistoftheweek #illustrationtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
08:30 AM - 23 Jul 17
#ZoeMoreOFerrall usually uses pen and ink and loves to draw by hand #style #projects #artistoftheweek #illustrationtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
02:30 PM - 21 Jul 17
Happy! Miss Sporty's #HappyLook Collection is illustrated by @tracyturnbull1#advertising #youth #culture #womentwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
01:30 PM - 21 Jul 17
#ZoeMoreOFerrall uses bright splashes of colour as part of her compositions #art #artistoftheweek #illustrationtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
10:30 AM - 21 Jul 17
Curvy Athletes : @FionnaFernandes illustrates for #Women's Running Magazine on a #plussize feature #figure #fashiontwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
08:30 AM - 21 Jul 17
#ZoeMoreOFerrall uses bright splashes of colour as part of her compositions #art #artistoftheweek #illustrationtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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06:00 PM - 19 Jul 17
#RosannaTasker The Bristol based illustrator opens the door to her studio & inspiration #Scrapbook #artisttwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
03:30 PM - 19 Jul 17
@eenoramic illustrates the @lenovo tablet box for the African market #character #computers #digital #packaging #arttwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
01:30 PM - 19 Jul 17
#ZoeMoreOFerrall enjoys capturing the feelings of places, particularly architecture #artistoftheweek #illustrationtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
12:30 PM - 19 Jul 17
#LaurenMortimer has drawn a self-initiated #pencil illustration of a @Viktor_and_Rolf #Flowerbomb perfume bottle… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
08:30 AM - 19 Jul 17
#ZoeMoreOFerrall enjoys capturing the feelings of places, particularly architecture #artistoftheweektwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Arrest All Mimics Podcast: Character Development

Author and artist Karen McLeod joins Ben Tallon to talk about her alter ego Barbara Brownskirt.

Written by Ben Tallon

Fiction, non-fiction, TV shows, film, stage or real life experiences at the pub. No matter the medium, we all love a good character. But what makes us engage with them? Why do we loathe a good movie villain? What makes us cry when we know a sad moment in a book is not real and what gives you the best chance of succeeding in the world of graphic novels?

Author and artist Karen McLeod joins me to talk about her alter ego Barbara Brownskirt who has a series of upcoming live shows and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall. She takes us along on a fascinating journey, which led to her sitting at the bus stop, reading the world’s worst poetry to anyone who’ll listen. 

Why is it important to understand the backstory of our creations in order to inform what the reader or viewer will see and how much of yourself should you use in character creation.

This is a fascinating insight with much valuable advice for anyone interested in creating literary, audio or visual characters in all disciplines.

Send us your character ideas and creations @arrestallmimics on Twitter

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