Crow’s feet


Another late evening sketch, using a mirror to sketch my left eye. I held a gleeful grin for several minutes, strongly top-lit by a daylight bulb, to capture my periorbital lines, or ‘crows feet’ in full detail; it felt like contour mapping part of a familiar landscape.

(I was going to add a link to more information on ‘periorbital lines’, but the only sites I could find were about their ‘treatment’, ‘correction’  or ‘removal’, presenting ‘the signs of ageing’ as illness, error or mistake…)

Water-brush and fountain pen with Lexington grey ink, watercolour, A6

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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2 Responses to Crow’s feet

  1. I think this is a great sketch. The lines look quite harsh drawn with black pens, would it be more “cheerful” if you used lighter pens or color for the lines?

    • Ed Mostly says:

      Hi ‘witch of Izmir’!
      Thanks for the comment.The lines are a bit strong, especially in contrast with the rest of the picture.
      It’s one of the reasons I usually use grey ink.
      ‘Art/Creative every day’ sounds good.

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