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Pixelated_Pope
04-18-2003, 12:22 AM
Does anybody know a good place on the web that sort of shows you the ins and outs of drawing different expressions?

I mean, what is it that makes somebody look angry, or surprised, or confident? If anybody knows of a good place to check out, I would appreciate it.

SenorSwanky
04-18-2003, 01:25 AM
I don't know of tutorials, but the best way to learn about making believable facial expressions, as with any aspect of figure drawing, is to consult life. Watch your own face in a mirror or take pics of friends and family for reference.

Saturn Lad
04-18-2003, 01:45 AM
You could always check out The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0823016285/). I've read a number of good reviews. I haven't picked it up myself yet, but it's on my wish list. I haven't seen too many web tutorials. Search Google and you might come up with some basic stuff, but it will probably mostly be manga. SenorSwanky's advice is dead on, though. Digital cameras make it really easy to snap a ton of shots to use for reference.

Aaron Hubrich
04-18-2003, 03:44 PM
This might help...

http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/user/ytw/www/facial.html

I thought this was a cool site...

http://www.cs.uta.fi/research/hci/mulmod/faces.html

-Aaron

blaquejag
04-19-2003, 08:12 PM
There always the cheapest way off all using your own face. gey a small mirror and draw your own face in various expressions. hat alway work for me. there you can have a model 24/7.

amadarwin
04-21-2003, 02:38 AM
that first link was creepy

mcmalbrough
04-21-2003, 01:48 PM
yeah it was... when her face scrunched all up like that!!! Freaked me out.

i just saw "The Ring", so maybe that had something to do with it.

M

Finnegan
04-21-2003, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by Pixelated_Pope
Does anybody know a good place on the web that sort of shows you the ins and outs of drawing different expressions?

I mean, what is it that makes somebody look angry, or surprised, or confident? If anybody knows of a good place to check out, I would appreciate it.

a good ol mirror will teach you everything you need to know


=BoB=

Tony Moore
04-22-2003, 03:04 AM
they speak the truth. you cannot beat a mirror when it comes to capturing the subtle nuances of an expression. It's the little details like curving an eyebrow or a lip a certain specific way that really makes an expression sing. no better place to get that than from the mirror, man.

-T