Step-by-step: Squeeze the face to capture a squint
1 The best way to figure out how these muscles work is to use a mirror and a camera. Try out different way of squinting, and compare how your face looks relaxed and tense. How do your features move? How much of the face is involved? There are a surprising amount of ways to squint. 2 Use your best shot as reference. There are a few key sections of the face to pay attention to. The visible parts of the eyes are going to be dark, since the shadows and eyelashes will keep the whites of the eye fairly hidden. Basically, don’t put too much detail in the eye. 3 The wrinkles around the eyes should be at their most pronounced. Most people are quick to remember the crow’s feet, but don’t forget that the Orbicularis oculi is surrounding the whole thing, being most visible around the eyeball (as much as it can be seen under the skin).