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What's the proper way to draw "Asian eyes" on a cartoon animal?

 
 
Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 11:47 am
I am curious. I'm creaing a comic book. Which of these ways is an appropriate way to do so without making the character look like a racist caricature?:

Oval eyes at a slight tilt or
Almond eyes at a slight tilt?

Please help me out. Thank you.
 
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 11:58 am
Take an actual look at Asian eyes and stop thinking in stereotypes. They're set in the head just like everybody else on the planet The only difference is an extra bit of skin, the epicanthic (or epicanthal)eye fold, at the inner corner of the eye.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/images/ency/fullsize/9298.jpg

 http://www.umm.edu/graphics/images/en/17169.jpg

I'd think you, being an alleged cartoonist, would have learned about drawing from actual observation.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 12:22 pm
@MontereyJack,
I know about epicanthic folds. I'm talking about caricatures not a realistic picture.

This is more of I was talking about:

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/6/61810/1157310-00_super.gif
http://images.wikia.com/batman/images/0/0d/Ellen_yin.jpg

This is Ellen Yin, from the Batman.

Or Anne Chan from the Amazing Chan Clan:

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/chars/char_28221.jpg

Or Gi from Captain Planet:
http://youaredoingthatwrong.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/278584-gi_ziyizhang_large.png
http://moniqueblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/gi.gif
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 12:30 pm
@MontereyJack,
CARICATURES are EXAGGERATIONS, NOT BASED ON ACTUALiTY.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 12:55 pm
I want to MAKE a CARICATURE not a REALISTIC character.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 12:57 pm
@MontereyJack,
You missed the point of this thread entirely-I asked about drawing ASIAN EYES ON A CARTOON ANIMAL not a CARTOON PERSON.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 01:10 pm
So you don't want to draw a caricature as you said at the start, but you want to know how to draw a caricature. Cognitive dissonance, much. And you offered several examples of what you meant. DRAW EYES LIKE THOSE. Geez, some people are slow.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 01:13 pm
@MontereyJack,
YES I WANT A CARICATURE. NOT A REALISTIC LOOKING CHARACTER.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 01:14 pm
@MontereyJack,
I ASKED should I use ALMOND EYES OR OVAL EYES?
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 01:22 pm
almondhttp://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT0phN5Coswq9vtfQLZN_mPDweC26Ogy1YSU3oMxyzONasZg0jp
ovalhttp://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/early_childhood/shapes/oval.gif

which one of those looks like an eye to you?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 01:28 pm
@MontereyJack,
What does [img] mean? I think you botched your post.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 01:32 pm
It's part of the BBC code for posting an image, which presumably you use when you do. The URL I had there didn't work to post the image, so I started over and the lone img was left from the first attempt. Ignore it, focus on the successful one.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 01:34 pm
@MontereyJack,
I know what [img] is- what were you trying to post?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 04:21 pm
Any ASIANS here care to comment?
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Mame
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 04:59 pm
Slanty. or Slainte, if you're Ceili. But what kind of Asian animal are we talking about? You've only shown human cartoons.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 05:14 pm
I want to create Asian cat and dog characters.
Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 08:31 pm
@Mame,
Funny.. I'm an orange uncircumcised asian with Sláinte eyes. Wink Very Happy Very Happy
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PaddyH
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 08:09 am
@JGoldman10,
Why must the animals be from Asia ?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 08:13 am
@PaddyH,
I didn't say they were all going to be from Asia- I meant some of the characters will be from Asia or be Asian in origin.

My comic stories are going to be boring if I just limit them to what goes on the US.
saab
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 09:04 am
@JGoldman10,
http://nevaehbengals.co.uk/resources/Asian_leopard_cat_01.jpg

That is how an Asian leopard cat looks like and from there you can see how to draw the eyes.

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