The following paragraph by a former OWC student describes a person but the descriptions are only a support for an underlying political standpoint the author wants to make.
Surrounding its ankles and disguising its long black shoes are big pink bows. Dark blue? Use a Person You Know Using a person you know can build a foundation for descriptions. You can give your main character a tragic flaw, or a character trait leading to the downfall or a low point in your story.
And she did not even look like a woman over 50, though her long hair tied in a ponytail was grey. If you want to describe a made-up person, you could use a collaboration of people you know in your life.
His familiarity with cat food commercials has led him to reject generic brands of cat food in favor of only the most expensive brands. Thus this choice of chronology for this descriptive paragraph is also a logical order of narration, even though it differs from the Hong Kingston paragraph.
Reveal only bits and pieces of the character as you write the story. Fortunately, there are thousands of books, which were written by hundreds of famous writers. This can be family members, friends, actors, or your favorite artist.