Saturday, July 17, 2010

Facial Descriptions?

I've mentioned several times how much I love Angela over at the Bookshelf Muse. Her Emotions Thesaurus has helped me through some tough times of transforming telling scenes to more showing ones. Even if I don't use one of her descriptions, they often trigger my own thoughts until I find what I'm looking for.

Do you know of any places that have a facial feature thesaurus? I've been thinking about starting one. As a community of writers, we can get together and help each other figure out how to describe a photo gallery of faces.

What do you think?
Do you really know what an aquiline nose is?
Grecian profile?
Horse faced? Ok, that last one is pretty obvious when you see it. ;)
But what does a button nose look like as opposed to a tipped up nose?
Strong jaw line and cheek bones are easy, but what other phrases do you wonder about?

I've started collecting photos for this exercise. I think I'll post the first one on Monday. See you then!