File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 497


Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 19:38:20 -0700
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress'


>The assymetrical faces idea...

	For me, symmetrical faces work only if the character is very 
iconic or archetypal, i.e. representing some kind of "ideal" prince, 
princess, etc., as if it's a representation drawn from some ancient 
traditional art.  That works fine for some kinds of shows.  Real 
human faces are quite asymmetrical - I used to fret enormously as a 
teenager looking in the mirror and seeing how radically "misshapen" 
my mug was.  Amazing that someone actually married me.  You can get a 
lot of asymmetry into even very beautiful faces without its verging 
into the grotesque.

-Conrad B.
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