Making Black Eyeballs Look “Right”

I don’t quite know how — I don’t think it’s as simple as “extreme makeup” acclimatizing us — it’s more cohesive than that — but somehow Roni Lachowicz (iam:xronix) really pulls off those black eyes… I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but on Roni, they actually look “natural”… Maybe natural isn’t the right word, but they at least look like they’re “supposed” to be like that. I wouldn’t have thought that would ever be true for black eyeballs. I wonder how much of this is just me integrating alternate eye colors into my mental model of “what a human face looks like”, and how much of that is me having a special mental model of “what Roni looks like” that’s distinct from human?


PS. Photo copyright 2012 Robert Millward. I photoshopped the colors in this picture. Click here for the original.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

6 thoughts on “Making Black Eyeballs Look “Right”

  1. I think having those blue eyes is just really set off by the black eyes. I think they’re beautiful.

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