HI MEET MY CHARACTERS!
Eleanor has wide eyes, because she is constantly surprised by the beauty in everything. Has long messy brown hair. Is usually seen wearing a long dress, shorts, socks, and worn out tennis shoes. She is usually seen smiling. She will probably grow up to be an engineer, but for now is obsessed with space. Her room is filled with posters and marker scribbles on the wall. She has turned her toys and dolls into astronauts. She loves her dad very much and all she wants really is to show her dad what she sees. She thinks the world is a beautiful place but understands that sometimes that wonder can be lost. There are just too many things to look at! She developed a trick, which consists of placing her hands to her face as if creating a pair of hand-goggles, to try and help her concentrate. When she does this, to her the world seems entirely different.
Ethan is a very rigid, practical, and logical character. He bases his opinions of facts and what he sees. Because of this, he has a hard time understanding his young daughter, Eleanor (Nell, for short). While he does love her, he just doesn’t understand how she can see anything other than what is right in front of her. Toys are toys, not magical astronauts in search for new planets. Markers should be used on paper, not on the walls. Ethan enjoys the simple things, like reading the newspaper at night before making dinner. He likes his quiet and uninteresting life.
I had a harder time designing Ethan because I wanted him to be a rigid character. At first I made him super emotional, which fits the character of a “dad” but was a little too over the top for Ethan. I was afraid of making him too emotionless. I resolved for a happy-medium. He freaks out only when it comes to his daughter.