Heavily inspired by Paige Pooler and this guy at istockphoto, I’m trying a new style of illustration. I call it the “retro round-head big-eyed woman-look.” (Take a look at the links and you’ll see what I mean.)
So, here is my first attempt at a retro round-head big-eyed self-portrait using Illustrator:
Question — should I go with bigger eyes or smaller eyes?
The one on the right (smaller eyes) was traced in Illustrator from my original scan, but thanks to the power of vector graphics I increased the size of the eyes and eyebrows for the left version while keeping everything else the same.
When I was making the eyes bigger, I had a sense of deja vu, but realized that I was just remembering a scene from the special features on the Return of the King Extended Edition DVD, where Weta Digital increased the size of the Mouth of Sauron’s mouth to make it look especially weird and creepy. Luckily enlarging the eyes didn’t make my self-portrait look too weird and creepy; I could really go either way but thought I would solicit opinions as well!