|©2013 L.Ciacco, La Dame Aux Grands Yeux, collaged scraps of calendars , lace, art paper, wallpaper on vintage book page, approx. 8.5 x 6 inches|
One "trick" I like to do to make a face more intriguing, and also to avoid copyright infringement, is to incorporate features from one face into another. Of course it works best if they're of an appropriate size, but slight differences of proportion can make a face or body just that little bit more interesting. Gluing in a set of eyes upside down (the collage bit, not yourself!) also produces a slightly odd, but engaging, effect.
This is the tenth collage that I'm showing in my Medieval Series of which there are a total of fifteen.