Paper Faeries

Mon, 3 Oct 2011

I've been cutting and sticking paper toy characters most of the weekend trying to see what works and what doesn't. It's weird how a few bits of paper suddenly take on a personality when they are stuck together. Kind of magical. It's just a weird how small changes take the personality of the character in directions you didn't intend. This faerie looked quite feminine until I stuck the head on, now it looks more androgynous/male. Small changes make bit differences. What do I need to do to change it into a girl faerie? Any suggestions? Any ideas?


<— Edit —>

With thanks to Smelter (Ned Kelly – puh, the cheek!) , Drinkumbrella and the interwebs:

I've flipped the head over – looks more feminine already. Okay – the arms are wrong now… and the legs…

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  • Smelter October 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Rob, I think you need to

    Rob, I think you need to loose the "Ned Kelly" helmet look!
    A rounded/tapered chin and pointy ears would be a good start.
    http://http://www.fairies-secrets.com/fairy-faces.html

  • drinkumbrella October 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Google, of course, provides

    Google, of course, provides info about businesses I never knew existed: http://http://www.facialfeminizationsurgery.info/ffs_male_female_faces.html

    http://http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8474840 says: "In 3-D, the 'average' male face differs from the 'average' female face by having a more protuberant nose/brow and more prominent chin/jaw."

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110610081225AAWGzJj : "By the way, to make your drawing look more feminine, try making your eyes larger and curvier, also, try putting the eyes lower to make the face look smaller (females generally have smaller faces) also, the female mouth is generally smaller than a males."

    http://http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/stepbystepdrawinglessons/2010/05/difference-between-drawing-male-and-female-anime-manga-heads-faces/ (more visual than text-descriptive)

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