22. The Personal Trainer

Digital drawing of a north African man in gym clothes, kneeling and holding up a clipboard

22. The Personal Trainer

This one may be a bit boring, I don’t know. But I needed a character who is a personal trainer so I might as well create him as part of the 30 Days Of Characters challenge and refine him later. This guy could be another NPC who is purely functional, or he could become a character in his own right, depending on what I end up writing at a later date.

What I did know is that I wanted him to look North African and that after looking up images of personal trainers online, I did not want to have a character where I had to draw every bulging muscle. He should be beefy but not look like a competitive body builder. I’d also like him to be a bit on the short side, maybe 5’8. In the drawing, I’ve got his arm closest to the camera about right, but I struggled a bit with foreshortening on his other arm, and looking at the thumbnail I think he maybe needs more chest. Ah well.