Making a start on facial features. Mostly from on-line images and magazines, but some artist inspired. I have tried to use a range of drawing materials as well as different aspects for the features. I have started with eyes and mouths. The rest to follow!
As I sometimes wear glasses myself I am interested in how glasses change the shape of the eye and face beneath the lens. I am very short-sighted so when I have glasses on they make my eyes look much smaller and also distort the shape of the face. There is also the reflection in the glasses themselves to contend with. Reading glasses have the effect of making the eyes look larger. I have noted the different shaped eyes of different races, and some women emphasise their eyes with make-up and change the shape of their eye-brows.
I have noticed that I need to pay attention to shading on the “white” of the eye in order to make it look round. The bottom eye on the above page I should acknowledge as an attempt to copy a Ambrose McEvoy self-portrait. It is beautifully drawn and you really can see the orb of the eye in its socket. The shading in the original is delicate yet definite.
I particularly like my lipstick mono-print. Not sure if I could complete a full self-portrait by pressing my full face of make-up on some paper though. Or might it be worth a try?
Update 20th July: Noses