O is for Octavia

OK… Octavia is a pretty minor character in The Hunger Games, but she was just about the only “O” character I could think of from a book that I’d read and not drawn someone from already.

O is for Octavia — From The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Octavia is part of the protagonist, Katness’s, “prep team” at the Remake Center she’s made to go to before competing in the Hunger Games. Basically, Octavia–along with the characters Venia and Cinna–are in charge of giving her an extensive pre-games makeover. The only real description of Octavia is this:

…Octavia, a plump woman whose entire body has been dyed a pale shade of pea green…

The author, though, does describe the attire of people who live at the Capitol as being garish and ridiculous, hence the outfit.

Out of curiosity, I looked up who played Octavia in the Hunger Games movie. I’d love to tell you that I’m surprised that this is what Hollywood thinks of as plump:

Oy… we should all be so lucky as to be that “plump.”

Drawn in colored pencil and graphite, inked in Digital Manga Studio, colored in Photoshop.

Next week: “P”…

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