How we perceipt characters and bring them to a cartoon? I suppose, there are some common points for all of us in this creative process, despite of huge variability of illustration styles.
I believe, many cartoonists deal with transmission of illustrated characters into a cartoon at some stage, even if the process is rather subconscious. We make some kind of simplification and refinement during this process.
In my project below I started to deal with the transmission at the very beginning.
Step 1. (Hastily night photo... 😁)
Step 3. Turning into a cartoon... Find the differences 😆
Step 4. Finishing
It's amazing to see how cartoonists all over the world deal with the half-face expressions of characters who wear masks. I really appreciate the efforts.
Meanwhile, as Daryl Cagle has mentioned on his blog and on FB, the mask-cartoons has become "among the most popular with newspaper editors" during Coronavirus period. He's collected a nice mask-collection on his site. See here: https://darylcagle.com/2020/07/09/more-masks/ (Maybe he's become "the first archivist of the corona-masks cartoons" (😏)? Who knows?)
It's impossible to predict how long all we need to wear masks… but it's fascinating to follow cartoonists' efforts to deal with the eyes' expressions.