I love the way you talk about the types of faces you like painting, and I would love to understand more about which kinds of faces you like painting and why? (partly because you are the only person who appreciates Titus Welliver's face as much as I do) Like, what do you think of Mark Pellegrino's face? And what are your top ten favorite faces to paint, and what are your favorite features or qualities about those faces? Thank you for reading this, I love your art and your taste in faces <3
I’ll answer in order.
Firstly - thank you)) I love speaking about faces.
The thing is I can’t quite put my finger on what attracts me in particular, because I always fall in love with eyes. Skull shape comes next. Everything else doesn’t really matter.
Don’t even mention Titus Welliver, because HAVE YOU SEEN HIM HOW CAN ONE NOT BE AWESTRUCK BY THOSE EYELASHES HOW CAN ONE BE INDIFFERENT TO THAT CURVE OF LIPS excuse me, you see my point.
Mark Pellegrino is a gorgeous man, yet I’ve never tried painting him, therefore I can’t judge. But I rather like his angular jawline, that might actually be fun to sketch.
Favourite ten faces… ouch… let’s see. I liked painting sir Anthony Hopkins (because I’ve got faces like his within my family, so it was like painting a relative). I absolutely loved painting Robert Carlyle, because he is so damn out of symmetry. I can’t even find words to tell you what fun it is to paint Clark Gregg, because his skull is literally perfect (even with that broken nose of his), and the more you paint it the more details you discover. I had some fun painting Gillian Anderson in my X-files era, as well as painting Alan Rickman as Professor Snape, and I’m sure I can come up with dozens more, yet the thing is that I cannot physically tell you the ‘top ten’ here.
I love the face that I’m painting, every time.
And, as I’ve said, I always fall in love with eyes. Eyes are the most important part, because they give the painting the character, if you see my point. That’s why I often leave them blank - it’s a bit too intimate for me to dare and paint something I love that much in a plain sketch.
Hope that explains a thing or two of what you wanted to know)))