Friday, January 22, 2010

Neil Gaiman

Another favorite author of mine today, Neil Gaiman:

He looks kind of British. Thats probably because he is.
Thick and wide nose, from top to tip.

His lips naturally curl up into an almost-there, sort-of half-smile.

And here's a youtube video where Gaiman is doing a Q&A session and is answering a question about how he starts writing his stories:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Edward Norton

Edward Norton:

Bushy eyebrows.
Weird ball-chin
Lower eyelids push up in the middle. The eyes kind of look like an upside-down open mouth smile.


And here's a short clip from Fight Club starring Edward Norton:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Michael C. Hall

From everyone's favorite doctor to everyone's favorite serial killer:



Wide open eyes, chunky eyebrows, thick and wide lips.


I was saddened to read about his battle with cancer, but apparently he's on the road to recovery and the cancer is receding.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hugh Laurie

Everyone's favorite doctor:

Distinct forehead wrinkles.
Big blue eyes with bags underneath.
A downshot is a rare thing to see in publicity stills. It helps with your understanding of the forms of the face to see it from an unusual angle.

And here we have Hugh Laurie in the 80s British sitcom Blackadder:

Monday, January 18, 2010

Terry Pratchett

Today's face belongs to one of my favorite authors, Terry Pratchett:

John Lennon glasses, slightly disfigured nose, full cover beard.
The eyes have a unique shape to them, like a low and wide triangle.. The eyelids drag down on the outside of the eyes, creating a deep fold.

Never without his beard, and usually wearing a stetson hat.

I've felt for a while now that there's something weird about the way he writes. The pacing of his books, strangely, is much like in a movie and the way he writes and describes what's happening makes me feel like I'm reading a movie. No, not a movie script, but a movie. It's something that I feel really sets him apart when it comes to writing style.

Terry Pratchett, secretly a vampire


He's got real funny eyebrows in some of these pictures. Bushy, wiry and unkempt.
Also large, flat ears.

Here he is talking about his Alzheimer's:

Saturday, January 16, 2010

John Lennon

John LennonVery soft here, almost childlike features. A lot of it is the lighting, but Lennon's got very smooth features. That makes his nose very distinct, it provides contrast to the rest of his face.

He's got very thick eyebrows.
Hair and beard in full force.
Pay attention to the nose. It's easily the most recognizable part of his face (aside from his signature glasses). It looks quite long, but that's just because it dips so far down. That dip, that slant of the tip, is something I find very interesting. It draws you in, really sets his face apart.
The tip of his nose looks like it's been pinched.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Josh Holloway

Josh Holloway

Ladies man Josh Holloway.
Ruggedly charming ladies man Josh Holloway.
Every real man's hero.
See how his chin sort of leads up into his cheeks?
It's a very manly kind of chin, impressive stuff.

And to point out just how much difference hair makes:
Yep, that's the same person as in all the other pictures. Hair makes a huge difference to the look of the face and if you're drawing a caricature it should make a huge difference to how you approach the drawing.

Here he is in a scene from the fifth season:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Michael Emerson

Today we have another star from Lost. Michael Emerson portrays the role of Benjamin Linus.
Slightly gaunt looking face.

Make note of the curve on the front of his nose.

The area around his eyes is very peculiar. Creases and protrusions create shadows that envelop his eyes and frame them.

 Lips slightly off-kilter. His eyes appear strangely small in this photo compared to the rest of his face.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Audrey Hepburn

Today's a real stunner. Audrey Hepburn wasn't called the most beautiful woman of all time for no reason.
Hyperbole, certainly, but there's no denying her looks could kill.

Simply beautiful.
She's no less splendid in colour.I'm not really sure what to say about this face. Just enjoy the pictures.

See you tomorrow for another update.