Friday, August 13, 2010

A question on eye modeling answered: Parts Modeling



I received a comment on this blog asking: How Do I start off being an eye model, my family and friends always say I have big beautiful eyes which are green with a tint of blue I would love to some how show them off in modeling but im not to sure weather thats possible so could you help please?"

Using your eyes for modeling is called "parts modeling" Google it. Or search my blog for many articles on what parts modeling involves.

For your eyes: You should get photos taken of your eyes, professional photos. Close ups, like a beauty ad. With mascara and without, with makeup and without. Study ads that involve the model's eye. Get inspired by what you see. Notice editorials for health and beauty that involve eyes.

Work hard to create professional images of your eyes.

Then make a comp card of these images: You could use www.compcard.com

And there are also many comp card printing stores out there. Mainly you want a professional modeling industry comp comp card. You can find more on comp cards below.

Eye modeling would fall in to the area of "parts modeling" so you would want to research to find agencies that work with "parts models." There is Parts Models in NYC and Body Parts Models Inc in LA. Once you have the professional photos and a comp card made I would mail it to print agencies that have parts modeling divisions. They are out there. They might not be all over the country but there are agencies that work with parts models and beauty models. If you can not find an agency in your area with a parts division, submit to a print modeling agency and mention in a note with your comp card that you would be great for "beauty, eye modeling, parts modeling print work."

It is BEST to have already created a "parts modeling compcard." And have some strong (nice, professional, pretty) shots of your eyes in a portfolio. Your portfolio grows over time so you do not need to cram it with eye shots, but you will need a portfolio for castings.

Here is the scoop on making a parts card an why you need a compcard and portfolio.

Why you need a comp card:
http://petitemodelingtips.blogspot.com/2009/09/do-you-have-model-compcard-you-should.html

Tips for preparing to make a parts card:
http://petitemodelingtips.blogspot.com/2009/11/being-parts-model-it-has-no-height.html

Five jobs where height doesn't matter:
http://petitemodelingtips.blogspot.com/2010/01/five-modeling-jobs-where-height-doesnt.html

Although this article is on Lips, the insight for creating photos can fill you in with something similar you should pursue when creating photos for eyes.
Lip modeling and parts modeling:
http://petitemodelingtips.blogspot.com/2010/01/lip-modeling-and-parts-modeling.html

Getting a portfolio:
http://petitemodelingtips.blogspot.com/2009/07/modeling-portfolios-only-show-good.html

Right on! Bring what you have forward and make it marketable, create professional photos, get that comp card and target the right agencies.

~Isobella

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