The Wizard Apprentice
Character of the Week (CHoW) #357
- Can be male or female
- Must be Human, Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Orc, or Halfling (no animalkin)
- Must be casting a spell
- Environment background’s permitted this week
- Genre is fantasy
My first instincts said to avoid anything that resembles Harry Potter, it’s too recent and I want to push in different directions. I want this character to feel unique, interesting, and relatable.
I had the idea of a huge dwarf, towering over a small book and while the idea was humorous, it didn’t have that thing that really stuck out to me. There were a couple of my thumbnails that I liked, but my first little sketch (with the guy lifting the rocks out of the ground) really felt strong and looked cool, so I went with that.
“Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.” –Robert H. Schuller