I’ve been fine tuning Dean’s face and I think I’m finally satisfied. I’m putting this side-by-side comparison up to show the changes I’ve made. They are all pretty subtle, but I think they all add up to a better likeness. Left is before, right is after tweaking.
Maybe the most noticeable change was to revert to more realistic highlights in his eyes. I also made the pupil size smaller, again more realistic looking. I think I got carried away with the big black pupils and shiny eyeballs. He was beginning to look a little anime or beady eyed. I guess less really is more sometimes.
I changed his hairline. I made the left sideburn a little wider and brought the hair line around his temples further down and in on both sides. I made the straggly hair ends straight above the left side eye go away, which I think gives his hairline a better flow. (God, I love this paper! It lets me REDO things.)
The other most noticeable change I think is, moving the left side of his mouth down and out a fraction. I moved the whole middle line of his mouth down too to make the top lip slightly wider and then widened and redefined his bottom lip too. I think I finally got the right look. Before it always seemed to me that his lips had a pouty look, now they seem more relaxed.
On his chin, I brought the shadow under his mouth down and broadened it out both ways. I also shaved a few millimeters of width from the bottom and right side of the chin and brought the bottom shadow up a bit. I think now the chin looks more in proportion, more Deanlike, less Jay Leno-ish. Or who knows, maybe now he looks more like Jay Leno. I don’t know anymore.
Actually, I do know one thing. I’m done with his face!!!!