Facial Features, Continued
The eyes are one of the most expressive features of the face. The eyeball
itself is round. Two eye lids curve around the eyeball. Both lids have
lashes, but are completely different in design at the inner and outer corners.
At the outer corner, the upper lid overhangs the lower lid. At the inner
corner, the lids do not touch. When the eye is open, a pinkish membrane
separates the lids. The eye in profile slants downward and inward from the
forehead to the cheekbone. The exposed part of the eye is always moist.
The moisture reflects light and causes a distinct highlight. The location of
the highlight depends on the direction of the light and is an important factor
in making your drawing appear lifelike.
Figure 3-49 shows drawings of eyes.
Figure 3-49.Drawings of eyes.
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