For the past few Beautiful People editions I’ve focused on my female main characters, but this time I’m going to show one of the men in my story! Thank you as always to the hosts, Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In !
There are two main male characters in my story (well, technically there’s three, but one isn’t as important in the first book!) and this time I’ll be looking at Henry Krendale, an exiled lord who also happens to be a psychic. As he is closely linked to Esme, I figured I’d include her in here too (also because she is my favourite character and she was the first one I created so I’m allowed to include her in everything!).
1. Give a brief overview of their looks. (Include a photo if you want!)
Henry’s looks have changed since I started writing, mainly because of Pinterest! At first, he had dark brown hair and dark brown eyes, but then I realised that a) he would look too much like another character, and b) I had pinned Aaron Tveit and Max Irons, who don’t fit that initial description! So now he has light brown hair and green eyes, and is tall and a little gangly.
Esme for me has always been similar to Lily James looks-wise, as she has blonde hair that goes past her shoulders and brown eyes. She is quite curvy and average height.
2. Share a snippet that involves description of their appearance.
(This is when I realise I need more description!)
Henry: ‘his hair was slightly curled at the edges, and Esme noted with worry that he seemed more tired than usual, his eyes framed by glasses he usually only used to read.’
Esme: ‘touching the twist in her hair, she checked her reflection in the mirror and found it was already drooping. And she shouldn’t have worn this dress; the empire waist just drew attention to her hips.’
3. What is the first thing people might notice about them?
The first thing people would notice about Henry would be his height, as he is tall and the fact that he’s pretty skinny emphasises this. People would probably notice Esme’s eyes first, because she nearly always maintains eye contact when holding a conversation.
4. What are their unique features? (Ex: freckles, big ears, birthmark, scars, etc.)
Henry has freckles when he’s been out in the sun for a while and ears that stick out a little. Esme gains a unique feature (spoilers though guys, so I’m not telling! (; ) but when the series starts out she has a birthmark on the back of her leg.
5. How tall are they? What is their build (Ex: stocky, slender, petite, etc.)
Given the fact that I can’t judge any sort of measurements for some reason, I don’t have an exact height for each of them. Basically: Henry=tall and slim, Esme=average and curvy.
6. What is their posture like? How do they usually carry themselves?
Esme carries herself well, as her uncle taught her to make a strong first impression. She has a good posture which is mainly natural as she wants to always appear in control. Henry still keeps a relatively good posture from his days as a lord, but he stands quite defensively and often has his hands in his pockets or plays with the cuff of his shirt.
7. Your character has been seen on a “lazy day” (free from usual routine/expectations): what are they wearing and how do they look?
Esme would still wear a dress because she loves them, but it would probably be an old one that might not be in style or season. Henry would wear a plain shirt and trousers made from simple materials, forgoing a waistcoat or detailed designs.
8. Do they wear glasses, accessories, or jewelry on a regular basis? Do they have any article of clothing or accessory that could be considered their trademark?
Henry needs glasses to read and often wears them if his eyes are tired, and he nearly always wears waistcoats over his shirts, but this is the fashion of the world so I don’t know whether this would count as a trademark. Esme often pins her hair up but other than that she doesn’t have a lot of accessories. As for her trademark, she always wears pretty dresses so maybe that’s what she’s known for.
9. Have they ever been bullied or shamed because of their looks? Explain!
Henry hasn’t been bullied because of his looks because people have always considered him fairly good-looking (that fact that he used to be very very rich also helped this). Esme has lead quite a sheltered life so she has never really been bullied, although there was a time when she was younger that a group of girls picked on her because her clothes weren’t in style.
10. Are they happy with how they look? If they could change anything about their appearance, what would it be?
Henry is happy with how he looks as looks aren’t the most important thing to him, but if he could change something about his appearance he would probably change his ears as he thinks they stick out. Esme isn’t as confident in her appearance and she often feels insecure, especially about her figure, so she would change that if she could. (Although she becomes more confident as the series progresses).
So that’s my Beautiful People post for the month! Let me know if you liked it, and how is your work in progress going? What are your main characters called?
Thanks for reading(: