Who is the cheapest model you can get? No, not your kids... believe me they make you pay - its yourself! I am doing the chapter on face proportions and drawing the face. I did want to get across the point that most people do NOT follow the usual guideline for face proportions. You know the one: eyes half way between chin and top of the head, bottom of nose 1/2 way between eye line and chin, mouth half way between the bottom of the nose and chin. If we all exactly fell on those guidelines the world would be pretty boring and would resemble the Scott Westerfeld's Prettys.
I knew that I wasn't close to those ideal guidelines but it is a bit surprising just how off I am, lol. Above is my photo looking as straight ahead as I could get. I've printed out the photo and drawn on top of it where those "general guidelines" would be. My eyes are above it... my nose WAY above it (I knew that), my lips too!
So here is my guidelines where they just are - not where they should be, lol. Do notice my ears are right where they are supposed to be, lol.
and then above is applying those guidelines on my head from different angles. When the head is turned those lines curve with the curvature of the head.
Enjoy this sneak peak... and no I do NOT wear my hair that way - ever! :-)