June 7, 2022
It is, and should be, the most important thing.
However, people get hung up on likeness and execution.
The result is that they struggle, because they focus on the wrong things.
They think that knowledge is the answer. It becomes all about anatomy, methods and measurement.
They think that skill is the answer. They practice and practice and their only measurement of success is how photographic the result is.
But the truth is that if you don’t capture what’s behind the eyes of the subject and not just the colour, you have failed. No amount of anatomical accuracy or painstaking execution will fix what’s missing, THE LIFE FORCE!