Complete a 3/4 front pose and 3/4 rear pose for your character. Optional: front, back and side poses. Be willing to push your expressions and angles in your figures.
Aim for a very wide range of emotions and try not to let any two look the same. Don’t pick random emotions, show emotions that are specific to your character. (Huey Freeman never smiles, ever!)
Artworks by James, Steen, Crissie, Robyn, Tamara
Use any art media.
Recommended traditional art media
ballpoint pen, dip pen, brush pen markers, colored pencil, pencil, India Ink, Drawing Ink, Concentrated Watercolor, Rapidograph pen, alcohol brush pens, Fineliner Pens, Copic markers, Felt tip pen
Procreate, Krita, Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Paint Tool SAI, Adobe Fresco, MediBang Paint, Gimp
Joel Dos Reis Viegas, The Boondocks, The Legend of Korra, Moana, Sleeping Beauty, Voltron: Legendary Defender
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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.
Artistic Anatomy Lecture: The Face
This video explains how to the structure of the head is organized. All of the major boney landmarks are covered, as well as how to identify them on a person.
In addition to explaining how to articulate bones like the mandible, the zygomatic arch, etc., this lecture shows how to group these bones together to create a convincing portrait.
Lecture by Art Prof Clara Lieu.
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