I don't always have a good sense of what my character's look like when I start writing them. Usually after a while, and a few thousand words, their actions dictate what they look like. Or if they have been rumbling around in my brain for a bit and I suddenly "see" them.
In my Celtic story, the main Hero was inspired by a sweaty picture of Matt Sundin that someone had stuck on the wall of our lunch room, next to a Leaf's schedule. It was that picture that got the creative juices flowing and started me on that adventure.
I wanted a Hero who was older, but not a pretty boy. Someone who would be intimidating, kind of scary, with a quiet dominance but not someone my Heroine would fall all over right off the bat. Someone who has a sexiness that is revealed in a hint of amusement, or the way the light falls on him when he is concentrating on something else. Just like my Hero this face didn't hit me all at once. I've seen almost all his movies. Tonight I was suddenly struck, while watching The Transporter, with the realization I was watch Hadyn in action.
Jason Statham is sexy as hell in my book and is the perfect face for my Hero. So I leave you with some eye candy while I go and finish my current WIP. The sooner it's finished, the sooner I can get back to my fantasies...I mean story telling.