Continuing this little series I started, I knew the next one I wanted to do was Maddie, since she's my neglected character. Of course, I'm doing these in order, but that's the main reason I had her next in line. Poor dear gets pretty much no love from me, but I'm hoping that I'll fix that in the next book. >.>
Maddie is Pysche's BFF since kindergarten, when they just sort of connected and hadn't let go since. I think most stories of this sort give a reason
why two people became friends, but I thought it would be cute if it was just something that, you know, happened
. They're not similar, yet they're not opposites, but they still manage to get along fabulously. Psyche considers her the sister she wish
she had, and Maddie thinks the same, since she's an only child.
Maddie's an interesting character, since I saw her as energetic like most of my BFF characters (Aerona, Juliette, Lia). But she's not
quite in their league once I started writing her. Sure, she's a little excitable, but she's also grounded and a little wise. She's happy most of the time, mostly because she has nothing to be depressed about at the moment, and she tries not to let life get to her. She's been made fun of and ignored her whole life thanks to the fact that she's not considered 'worthy' of her wealth, and at some point in time, she decided she wasn't going to worry about it. She's content with her life, and that's all that matters.
I sort of wish I had something awesome planned for her concerning the colors I pick out for her, since she so
looks like she should be Eos or something. But I also like the idea that Psyche's BFF is 100% mortal, with no godliness or reincarnations. Because I think that makes her more awesome that she doesn't have the connection, and yet she has to deal with all of it (even if she doesn't know it herself).
Like with Psyche, I wanted to make her 'goddess' outfit modern, but more so because she doesn't have any goddess connections herself. I want to eventually not give her a cold shoulder shirt, because I don't want her to be defined by that, but this is the shirt that popped in my head when I thought about it. >.O I like it, since it's sorta
togaish, which is what I was going for. I like her skirt as well, since it's floofier than if it was just one layer. I actually redid her hair a little, mostly just making it shorter, mostly because that's actually how I see her hair. It's cute, and I like it.
As for her title, her name actually doesn't mean anything, which made me sad. However, Madeline come from Magdalene, or rather Mary Magdalene, which of course, is a predominant figure in the Bible/Jesus' wife if you're into that kinda thing. Since the name has a connection of Christ, it just made sense to have her 'realm of influence' be Faith, because that's what you need to believe in Christ. Not sure if it applies to her, but whatever. It makes sense in my head.
So nice to draw her. I might have to do it again sometime. >.>Realm of Influence Series
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