Diva Schuyler is an amateur artist who started drawing in February of 2011. Here, she talks about her sketches of Katniss and Gale from The Hunger Games trilogy.
I picture Katniss as looking hard, older than her years, and like someone who could be pretty if she didn’t appear so angry, so burdened. I’ve shadowed her face to depict both the harsh realities of Katniss’s life, and the disappointment in herself that she seems to carry with her everywhere.
Here’s a pencil sketch of Katniss, with a little chalk pastel for coloring. I imagine that her hair is windblown from hunting.
Gale, like Katnisas, is a character who carries anger and guilt like a shadow with him. Because of this, and sometimes because of his feelings for Katniss, his perspectives on life are skewed. Therefore, I sketched him with his hair obscuring one eye. Yet Gale, at times, also has great clarity of thought, and for this reason, his other eye is clear and large.