I am seeking a design for a fictional character who will be the name behind my book (a cookbook). I envision a combination of Coach Bieste (from Glee) http://static2.hypable.com/wp-conte…ason-5.jpg and Maxine from the Hallmark cards http://content.hallmark.com/hallmar…dy-482.png She should be strong, witty, sarcastic, one of a kind. Her style might involve wearing something like this http://screencast.com/t/EKa59jFx And her name is Edna. Did I mention she's sarcastic?
Just to clarify further: I give the example of Maxine, however the character does not need to be old as Maxine is portrayed. I give her more as an example of the type of spirit this character would have. In reality, she's probably much, much younger.
Also, I love Coach Bieste (both the character and the actress who portrays her). I give her as an example because I love her strength and self-confidence and straight-shooter approach. I also imagine "Edna" might have some of the physical attributes of Coach Bieste.
3/2/15 1:45 pm ET: Just to add another piece of information to the mix. For this particular cookbook, it is all about chocolate. I'm not sure if this influences anyone's design choices, but I wanted to share that piece of information. (In the future, Edna might appear in other settings, but for this initial launch, it's all about chocolate.)
**Update:** Just a note: I am interested in a versatile character who can show a range of emotions (exasperated, surprised, frustrated, excited, etc). Down the road i will be interested in seeing the many faces of Edna and hope to work 1:1 with the winning designer to secure additional images of their winning Edna.