Tuesday, October 26, 2010
When drawing people's faces I always screw up mouths. I guess it's because I usually only draw people's faces at parties or other kinds of social get togethers and usually I'm in stealth mode when I do. Mouths change so much during social interaction. They smile, frown, and flap when people are talking. They're the least static part of the face. They're complex to draw when they aren't moving, but drawing them when your model isn't aware he's modeling is even tougher. You have to use your imagination and experience to get a mouth started well... to lay down the right lines to guide the rest of the lines so they are correctly place to make the mouth area convincingly realistic. I... uh... didn't do that here.