Let’s start with the eyelashes. I bought a pair of false eyelashes from the make-up counter of a local department store. Once I got home I discovered that handling them requires considerable dexterity.
They wiggle and go limp and flick over like demented caterpillars.
Sticking them on a sheet of paper gave me a new understanding of what is actually going on when women put false eyelashes on in the back of taxi or bent over a sink in a powder room.
For the next stage I photographed the sheet of paper with the eyelashes and imported the photo into Photoshop.
I made the nose with the brush tool. I didn’t think too hard about it. I just pictured someone I knew who had a tiny nose and copied the nostrils from the image in my mind’s eye.
That just left the lips. For these I copied a photograph of a face onto a layer beneath the eyelash layer and cut through it with a layer mask.
I pumped up the colour of the lips with the Saturation tool and that was it – Eyes Down.