Do you go into a lot of detail, at first glance, or wait for later on in the story with going for a thorough discription, maybe just starting of with a kind of siluette look at the character at first glance? How detailed a discription do you like to get from a readers point of view? ............. Here is my first physical discription of a main character in a story Im writing. Its mixed a bit with some Family history too and other stuff, but its only the physical appearance bit Im wondering about.. do I need more detail in this paragraph, later on, or isnt it necessary at all?: Nelle looked most like her father, with her dark brown, almost black hair and deep brown eyes. Her father, he was of the Avonnian people and his family had always lived in this part of Ava's forest. But Nelles mother Kor, she came from the Camerro a different part of the land over a 100 miles away from here. Nelle looked nothing like her mother, who had a lot lighter skin than Nelle and her father, she had dark aurburn hair, green eyes and in the summer the sunlight sprayed freckles all over her body, Carra took after their mother. Carra had a long braid down her back, reaching all the way to her waist. Nelle envied her that, because her hair was always cut when it reached her shoulders. Her mother told her she looked so sweet with her hair like that, but Nelle didn’t want to look sweet, she wanted to look beautiful like her sister.