Mods might think that this might belong better in IMHO or MPSIMS. Which is fine, feel free to move it. But I put it here because I’m trying to come at this from an artist’s point of view.
“They” say that the eyes are the window to the soul. Being that criminals’ identities are often hidden via stereotypical bandits’ masks or pixelation, I am prepared to accept this. I take it on faith that any human’s most distinguishing feature is his or her eyes.
But I’ve never gotten that. I guess I’m just not an eye person. I tend to identify people by their mouths. Pouty, a frowny smile, an upturned scowl, crooked teeth, a Bush smirk – to me these are the identifying features that distinguish one person from another.
So can someone please explain to me what it is about eys that is so distinguishing? Is there some mathematical or angular relationship in them that makes them such an identifying feature? Put in clear words, what distinguishes, say, GWB’s eyes from, say, Lucy Liu’s?
(Put in this forum because I’m trying to draw/paint a portrait of my niece, and I’m trying to capture the gestalt of her transition from mischievous child to lovely but silly young lady.)