facial guidelines. Is this making him ugly or handsome?

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facial guidelines. Is this making him ugly or handsome?

#1 Post by beastcarving » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:24 am

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I've been staring at this picture for a long time. I need fresh eyes. 1 or 2? I'd like to know which one looks correct or more attractive and why. Please tell me what you see. Be blunt if you have to, I can take it.
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Re: facial guidelines. Is this making him ugly or handsome?

#2 Post by morinoir » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:56 am

proportionally, 1 is correct because his ears are in line with eyes and nose. Number 2 is like seeing the character from above because the ears position is higher than eyes. It all depends on your preference in the end, 2 looks cuter because his face is shorter while 1 looks more ikemen. If you prefer number 2, you're gonna have to fix the ears but other than that, it looks pretty good.
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#3 Post by beastcarving » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:09 pm

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With 3 I lowered his ears and slightly lower his nose and slightly moved his eyes up to kinda meet in the middle of 1 and 2. If anyone has any other suggestions about his appearance, I'd love to know.
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Re: facial guidelines. Is this making him ugly or handsome?

#4 Post by Autumnotopia » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:40 pm

You're officially at the point in the latest revision where the difference is pretty negligible and I feel like they both look fine. My gut reaction is stick with 2, but I find myself flip flopping a bit... I feel like with 3 you lose a bit of cheek/chin definition where the skin tone of the ear and face kind of blend together. I think with the perspective I'm interpreting from it ('facing forward but slightly down') the initial ear positioning was fine, but the new one reads as a little low since it's kind of at a tangent with the jawline.

Also, I like where you landed on the facial shading.

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#5 Post by morinoir » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:39 am

Number 3 is fine. Head is a bit bigger for normal proportion but if it's your style and preference, then go for it. A suggestion based on Autumnotopia's comment, the jawline is not too visible because the color is very similar with the ear so I suggest you make the ear a bit darker.
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#6 Post by beastcarving » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:23 pm

I might try something between look 2 and 3 with darker ears and see how I like it then. Thanks for the replies.
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