Cheeks & Dimples
Cheeks, and dimples. They are my latest aggravation, because without shading, it is impossible to not make dimples look like giant wrinkles. On colored art, it is usually not a problem because shading can easily create the desired cosmetic.
With traditional art, it's not necessarily difficult, but it is challenging.
Take a glance at this example, for instance.
If I were to simply draw that dimple as a line, it would look like a wrinkle and she would look much older. However, the goal is to draw the dimples while maintaining the youthfulness of the face.
Suggestions and advice are much appreciated.
That is not a dimple. Dimples are shorter rounder and usually past that line you are referring to on her face. That is just a line created because she has such round cheeks.
It would probably be best to draw it with the faintest hint of that line. It depends if your drawing is black and white or if you are shading using greys and black and whites.
Your Friendly Ban Hammer-er
Most tend to just draw dots as dimples unless it's the dimple on the chin where it can be drawn as a line or a dot. (For cartoon-style drawings, btw)
Dimples that are easier to see:
Ruler of the Seventh Empire
If you're using nothing but lines, don't do it at all. This preserves the youth of a character. If you're shading, do it, but very faintly and blended in with the rest of the face.
These all get a bit more obvious when the character is smiling big.
It would probably work better with greys...good insight.
Originally Posted by Psy