Suggestions for facial expressions
confused, furious, disgusted, heartbroken, flirty, lethargic, anxious, jealous, nervous, disappointed, proud, perky, feisty, apathetic
Look into a mirror as you draw, try out different facial expressions in the mirror to get ideas for how to draw your character’s face.
Consider what color scheme would be a good fit for the facial expression you are drawing.
- Brush opacity
- Color picking
- Color bucket
- Selection tool – lasso tool
Artists for inspiration
Character Design: Facial Expressions
Drawing a wide range of facial expressions is a great skill for character design! In this drawing tutorial, prompts for different facial expressions are provided: confused, furious, disgusted, heartbroken, and flirty. This video explores different ways of achieving a expression with Procreate. Demo led by Teaching Artists Deepti Menon and Jordan McCracken-Foster.
Color Palettes for Characters
This video demonstrates how to create several different color palettes for one character design, exploring how color can be used to establish a specific mood or personality in a character and how to group colors to work effectively with each other. Demo led by Teaching Artists Cat Huang and Jordan McCracken-Foster.