Bloodlines Character Art: Ashley

I am starting with the Character Art for Ashley. When I commissioned the Character Art for my novel, Bloodlines, I asked Lucy to do a portrait of the Main Character, Adrian and five supporting characters. The first piece I am going to show you is the Character Art for Ashley.

Character Art for Ashley

Character art for Ashley by Lucy Zhu for Bloodlines

Who is Ashley? Ashley is a throw away character that decided she was not accepting that fate.

I never intended for Ashley to become a main character. Her one job was to serve the main cast some drinks, and hint that she knew about a paranormal phenomena in the area. That was it. Instead, she invited herself along for the rest of the ride.

Ashley is very young, only 19 years old. She works as a waitress at the bar and grill the rest of the characters go to regularly. She was born and raised in Chicago by her aunt, and has plans to attend a University soon.

Her first adventure with the group is an ill fated trip to a haunted house in southern Louisiana. Her trial by fire does nothing to dissuade her from continuing to take part.

She is close to Oliver and looks up to Sophia as a mother figure. Ashley comes across as naive and overly optimistic sometimes, but it is not naivety, it is a strong desire for the world to be a better place than it is. She is compassionate, caring, and patient. She would have to be to put up with Adrian.

While she is magically gifted, it is not a strong or well known talent, so I do not want to give too much away.

Her positive attitude and willingness to do things that scare her make her a good addition to the team, even if I did not see it at first. Sometimes our characters know better than we do what the story needs.

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