Driftwood 8 15

Driftwood 8 15

Damn this was hard to draw. V`(oo)´V

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For all the fangirls and fanboys who have always been wondering what the characters in Driftwood would look like if they were real people:

I’ll exclude Seraphine, because, uh, yeah …

As mentioned, Samona looks kind of like my sister.

I guess Shannon looks a bit like me, but with an Irish jawline, more badass facial scars and a less obscene mouth …
Tolstoi and me

Those who have been following the Swedish language Eva blog (about her solo adventures) know that Eva looks like a redheaded, slightly curvier and a bit less tall Olga Kurylenko.

I haven’t really found anyone who would look much like Willie. Gabriela Hrabinova (also Czech) at least has the right colour combination and hair type (same age, too) , but some significant differences in facial features, not to mention body structure …

As for Aeron, I actually have met somebody who both looked and acted very much like him (which was quite disturbing). It was this Uighur guy who worked at a restaurant in Ulan Bator making shashlyk, dressed all in black and being very cool, friendly and efficient and not minding the immense heat at all. Damn, I should have asked him if I could take a portrait of him, or at the very least taken a paparazzi photo from afar … V`(oo)´;V
Since I don’t have any photo of that guy, here are some people who, if you mix them all toghether, could end up looking more or less like Aeron …
This Siberian dude:

ilhan Mansız for the Tatar influence:

This random Kazakh youngster with a weird hairdo for the Kazakh influence:

Eric Burdon, mostly the eyes and eyebrows (and he kind of looks like an old friend of mine from the Northern Caucasus who also looks a bit like Aeron, but of whom I don’t have any decent photo):

Petr Nalich (from some angles, and when he has been leaner):

Okay, this post looks like a list of all the most beautiful people I could think of (except that my mum is missing from it), but I guess it was inevitable … V^(oo)^V

Discussion (6)¬

  1. Aidan says:

    Heh, slip-of-the-tounge. Funny thing is, I reckon Aeron would have understood what she meant and been too polite to make fun of it if Willie hadn’t made such a fuss…

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    Interesting cavalcade of faces there. But, I simply must ask: What the *hell* were you doing in Ulan Bator?

  2. Tinet says:

    I just passed through Ulan Bator on my way into and out of the Mongolian countryside, where I travelled around for three weeks with some friends. (That was a few years ago, when I was a student in Sweden and had loads of money to do stuff like that. :op)

    Some scenes and themes in chapter 7 are heavily influenced by my experiences in Mongolia. My dog had just suddenly died the week before I left, so the time I spent in Mongolia was very much coloured by grief. I was walking and climbing around in the desert pondering quite similar things as Aeron does in the comic. Basically:
    Aeron = me
    His family = my dog
    Eva = my pig, who I still needed to take care of … V`(oo)´V

  3. Tinet says:

    By the way, did you get through that earthquake all right? :o/

  4. Aidan says:

    Wow, never heard of anyone going to Mongolia, except in tourism articles in the weekly magazine. I could do plenty of wandering around in deserts back in Australia, though. Interesting, the events one can draw inspiration from for story writing.

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    Wait…what? Did I mention at some point that I lived in Christchurch? I don’t remember ever doing so. Thanks for the concern, though, everything fine now. I live on the hill, and not on the flat, which is where the worst damage took place due to flooding and soil liquefaction (that’s what you get for building on a swamp). We got power and water back within the day. The only real pain for me is that I had planned to go to the cinema that saturday, and it is *still* closed. Had friends who weren’t all so lucky, though. And I’ve seen a lot of the city condemned and being pulled down.


  5. Tinet says:

    Heh, oops, no, I don’t think you did. But I have a little statistics thing on this site (the blue and black button in the bottom of the right sidebar) where I can see some details about the visitors, so I noticed that you’re from Christchurch. Yes, I’m sneaky that way. V^(oo)^V

  6. Ilmari says:

    Comment on my comment: oh, my, that’s a piece of history. After september, before february, still thinking that earthquakes were nothing to fuss about. I had no idea.


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