I read the other posts with interest and understand that many people don't want to feel constrained by mathematics. Personally, I think the info. you've dug up is very useful to me. I've made some pretty crappy heads and haven't yet got the chops to do up a good one. But guidelines like the ones you posted are extremely useful if the intention is to do models that are realistic.
I mean, I've already had a number of people comment on my models telling me I need to work on proper proportions and suggesting a detailed study of facial anatomy. So I for one go for the kind of data like this.
trying to reply once more...hope it makes it....
i think while learning art symmetry is a necessity however in art as in life and life in mho is what makes art...its the story i want to know about......i think i would be more inclined to feel and want to know more about the face on the left of Ed's last post than I would of the more perfect face on the right......right or wrong...it's human nature to question the oddities than it is the beauty.
I can't remember the last time someone asked my goddess friend about her or her life....but I can't pass too many people without them asking about the scar on my face.
In art we strive for perfection but does perfection = symmetry.....depends on what the artist i suppose is going for....but I'd take a lack of symmetry and a boat load of character over symmetry anyday and I think anyone that can capture character has achieved the ultimate in perfection in art.
but that is my ho in this darkening library from hell with some angry/pimply teen glaring at me hoping I leave ten minutes ago.
Keep up the great work and discussions guys....I wish I could visit more often!