I don’t know you in real life!
On numerous occasions, I get asked what details I need to create a Mini Me and white there are no hard and fast rules in how your character looks, it can be daunting to know where to start.
Here is my top 5 pointers for writing your Mini Me description.
Remember its likely that I’ve not met you in person
It’s really important while you’re writing your details, to remember that I don’t know you in real life.
Other than your profile picture and a maybe few short messages so please describe yourself as if I had never seen you before.
Think about what you will be using your Mini Me for
Firstly, it’s important for me to know what you will use your character for so I can make sure it’s fit for purpose.
At the end of the day, it might be a cartoon, but that doesn’t mean we want it to look unprofessional.
If you are using it for work, is there something in particular you want to use it for? A specific service or product you want it to promote?
This will usually dictate what kind of pose of accessories you want for the character.
Think about the pose you want your character to be in.
When you think about the pose you want for the character, think about whether you want it to be standing or sitting.
If you are opting for standing, consider the stance you naturally take when you are standing. Do you stand with hand on the hip?
By modelling your Mini Me character on how you would normally stand, it helps create a familiarity to you for your customers.
Think about your appearance….
This is often the hardest part for many people. They want to go into details but are scared to overwhelm me with details…… Don’t be scared.
The more detail you can provide for me in the beginning, the more likely I am to get it right.
How do you wear your hair? Is it long and down? Is it short with a quiff?
Don’t stress if you aren’t sure on how to describe it, photo references are the most accurate way for me to recreate it.
If you don’t have any business headshots you can just snap a clear, well-lit, unfiltered picture of your usual style and this will help me style and colour it accurately on your character.
This is especially important if you are having a realistic Mini Me character!
Your eye colour is as specific as you are, so just let me know. Do you have dark blue
eyes or light brown? One green eye, one blue?
Do you typically wear jewellery or accessories?
Perhaps you use a specific tool at work?
Do you have a “work uniform” that you’d normally wear? Mine is usually a hoodie and leggings because after all no one sees me! When you are describing your clothes, again detail is the key.
Instead of just saying ‘blue jeans,’ get more specific…….try ‘dark blue, skinny leg jeans with rips in’
You can send me as many photos as you like.
Whether its photos of you to work from, or photos of the clothing you want your character to wear, don’t hesitate to bombard me with the photos. The more details I have, the better your Mini Me will be.
There are no set rules for your character, that is the beauty of it. Don’t worry, if there is anything you’re not sure on, you can just message/email me and we can talk it through.
With over 1000 Mini Me characters completed over the years, I can help you decide what will look best.