Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Size matters! Women like little eyes.
I was trying to come up with a cute baby character to use for a new scrap booking kit (trying to squeeze in a small project before beginning my next two books). The face on the left, with the small eyes, was my first sketch. But it wasn't working for me, so I decided to blow up the eyes real big. Big eyes equals cute, right? But four women proved me wrong — my wife, a critique buddy, a coworker and my licensing agent. All four women preferred the version with small simple eyes. Go figure.
In my opinion, the big eyed character has more personality. And when the two faces are laid out side-by-side, I don't even notice the smaller eyed character on the left — I'm drawn to the big, brown, sparkling eyes. But I'm a dude and since not too many dudes will be purchasing my online scrap booking kits, I've decided to take the advice of the ladies, and go with the face on the left.
What do you think?
Well, this is my last post for awhile. I'll check back in soon.