He has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
People my age do not ordinarily go around thinking about what makes others beautiful or handsome. They certainly don’t obsess about it for themselves.
I must be the exception (about people in general, not myself!).
The reason the subject hangs around me is that I’m always sketching people. They sit before me, and I ask them to smile and look me in the eye. “How long do I have to hold the smile?” they will invariably ask. “One minute.” Anyone can do that.
I quickly study their facial features, the shape of their eyes, the location and direction and fullness of their eyebrows, and all the other details. I try to whip it out in a minute to 90 seconds, then go on to the next person.
Okay, it may not be great art, but I am often surprised at how close the likeness is.
At conventions and large events, I’ll sometimes sit for hour after hour, drawing nonstop. They’ll have me a table off to one side and provide a volunteer to herd people this way. I bring all the paper and pens. (In answer to your question, yes, they often pay me nicely. But in many cases I volunteer my services.)
Last Friday night, I sketched for hours at a retirement dinner. Thursday, I sketched all the attendees at a women’s luncheon where I was the speaker. And Saturday, I’ll sketch for four hours at a local church’s fall festival. In all, in these three events, I’ll have probably drawn 500 people.