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Face Flaw

I painted this sumi portrait some years ago. Like most of my figurative work, its a portrait of imaginary friends. I don't paint from models and rarely from photos, but rather memory and imagination. Sometimes this can create little problems if your not thinking it all through––for instance there's a subtle ( or not so subtle if you see it) flaw in this face. If you think you know what it is, tell me with a  comment below. 


This is a detail. Look in the sumi gallery to see the full image

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She has no ears!

July 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJim

You mean you can't see her ears, because they are behind her hair. No I mean another flaw, in this case the hilite in her eyes is coming from the shadow side of her face. which is impossible. It's strange how it doesn't really matter for the image though. Our brains seem to get the message even though its backwards.

July 6, 2007 | Registered CommenterDan Colvin

I'd say at first glance: the double eyebrows!

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterabi

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