The highlighted area all around the lips is another often overlooked detail in portrait art. If you look closely at any person, you will see that we all have this area (ridge, whatever) around our lips. (It is especially obvious right at the corners of the mouth.)
someone has a 5-O'clock shadow, it'll be particularly noticiable. The
whiskers won't grow on this "ridge" all around the mouth.
On other people (occasionally on people with darker skin) the ridge
might be a little more obvious.
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