16. Tippe Middleman

Digital drawing of an angry looking woman in athleisure gear

16. Tippe Middleman

This is a character I’ve drawn before but I wasn’t happy with how she turned out; I wasn’t getting her facial features right consistently, and her dress style didn’t fit the high-strung personality she developed when I started writing for her. So she’s gone from having pink, loose-fitting, pajamas-like jogging gear to a more form-fitting athleisure style.
Tippe Middleman is the co-owner of a luxury campsite on Greyfriar’s Isle, an island in the Dutch tidal marshes with her husband. Originally focused on clients into outdoor activities such as birdwatching, the owners’ interest in fitness has resulted in the development of an advanced gym on the campsite premises, complete with a personal trainer who comes in from the mainland several times a week, and the place now effectively doubles as a fitness center. Tippe and her husband have learned the hard way to balance competitiveness with a high-quality service but this has made them very stressed out and Tippe in particular is prone to impulsive decisions and fits of anger as a result.
This pose was harder than it looked because the action lines are ambiguous. Must think of some alternatives for when she’s doing the Karen strut. (Maybe pull that left arm outward a little more so the hand is not across her torso, dum-dum!)