Our Eye Album: More Beautiful Eyes
July 30, 2011 by Christine Scaman
I’ll begin with a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed eye photographs. When I began looking more closely at eyes, my reaction was “How in the world have I not seen this before? Is this magic in everybody?” And you can see that it is.
A special tip of my hat to Color Me A Season founder Bernice Kentner who was first to deduce the eye colour and pattern association with Season. Her book, The Magnificent Eye, contains all the explanations you need to get started.
The first pair of eyes is from the same person, a right and a left. Notice that the colour detail is more varied in the left eye. Our strongest eye pattern is usually on the dominant side. This person began life left-handed, changed over at some point, but has retained many left-hand dominant psychomotor tendencies.
These are the eyes of a Light Summer, so the Summer person who incorporates a smaller fraction of Spring. We see the relative absence of strong lines and designs. The random flecks of brown in the left eyes are often seen in Autumn eyes. Many people probably contain traces of other Seasons that are either not present in the skin, or not enough to shift the most perfect colour palette.
We might all have secondary Seasons and tertiary Seasons in PCA, but it can be hard enough telling colours apart with 12 Seasons. Adding more categories would render the colours impossible to tell apart, so the process loses in usability.
And finally, a selection of just plain beautiful eyes and colours.
You may read about an Aztec star around the pupil of Dark Autumn eyes. As in the eye below, the colour is dark bronzed-brown hugging the pupil, with the points of a star round the edge. In some people, the points of the star are very clearly defined.
The eye below came with a story. This woman has been draped as a Cool Winter (I think that’s about like Sci\ART’s True Winter, but the systems do have differences). She doesn’t feel right in the blacks and darks. The only way to resolve this would be to drape again, staying very open to the possibility of a Summer, from the open circle round the pupil and absence of intense pattern in the iris. The gray-blue in the open circle and the yellow in the skin, and beige (not brown) lashes could suggest Light Summer.
Now, I have no idea, right? The eye seems gentle (Summer), not intense or relentless (True Winter), but I haven’t even seen the whole face in a photo, let alone IRL. Sometimes, the PCA result is correct but it takes some time, practice, comparison, and convincing to have the woman herself see it. Sometimes, the result is off because some people are just really tough to analyze. There is nothing wrong with a mistake, we all make them every day to help us learn and get stronger. An open-mind is a beautiful thing.
Each of us carries our own personal rainbow within.
Use of Images
The images contained in this article are of private individuals, not celebrities. I consider the permission for me to use them as a privilege. It is my intention to protect these women’s privacy and generosity. If you use any of the photos without permission, I will seek legal counsel. I do not want to have to reduce the beauty and detail of the photographs with watermarks. Some of these are photographs of children’s eyes. Please don’t use them.
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