I start out giving characters archetypes and parameters. Once I know the basics and have a rudimentary model, its easier to carve unique curves and edges. Its quite easy to guess how a character is going to react if you know their background, and at a certain point, you realize you understand them personally.
By: Victoria Aveyard
Typically, when you look for role models, you want someone who has your interests and came from the same background. Well, look how restricting that is. What people should do is take role models a la carte. If theres someone whose character you appreciated, you respect that trait.