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Eyeballs and pupils, or dots for eyes?

September 6, 2011

My article, featured in the September Issue of

Surrounded by a pile of crumpled paper large enough to make Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout blush, I spend countless hours developing characters for children’s stories. In (almost) every case, the character design includes eyes. But which kinds of eyes are best for a character design? Is it the Winnie the Pooh, “dots for eyes” approach? Or does an illustrator follow the rules of Bugs Bunny or Bart Simpson and give the character eyes with
eyelids, pupils and the whole shebang? (To read the rest of this article, click here and scroll down.)

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