There's so many different ways to describe characters. You can list off all of their physical attributes; hair color, eye color, stature, build, or bone structure. You can describe how they walk, how they talk, or how they eat their food. The list goes on.
With my new WIP I didn't realize there were no physical descriptions of my characters until my niece said what color hair does Oliver have?
I don't know, was my response.
I guess I've never been able to see what my characters look like, at least not at first. (It would probably help if I could draw like Natalie does - what a wonderful talent). I see them as who they are; they're personalities, weaknesses, strengths. What they look like is almost secondary to me.
In my current project I actually don't describe what the main character looks like until chapter two and the other main character until chapter four.
What do you think? Do you need that physical description to connect with the characters, or can it wait?