Making Faces: Drawing Expressions For Comics And Cartoons

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Chances are, you already know how to draw some expressions. But face it, your stories can only get so far with "happy," "sad" and "angry." In order to give your characters some character, you need to know what they look like when they're about to sneeze, when they smell something stinky or when they're flirting, horrified or completely blotto. Lucky for you, that's what this book is all about!

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Overview

Chances are, you already know how to draw some expressions. But face it, your stories can only get so far with "happy," "sad" and "angry." In order to give your characters some character, you need to know what they look like when they're about to sneeze, when they smell something stinky or when they're flirting, horrified or completely blotto. Lucky for you, that's what this book is all about!

Making Faces contains everything you need to give your characters a wide range of expressions!

Part 1: The Basics. How to draw heads, mouths, noses and eyes, and how they change shape when they move.
Part 2: The Faces. Over 50 step-by-step demonstrations for a variety of expressions divided into scenarios. Each scenario shows four or five expressions from a single character, from simple emotions to more subtle and complex variations, so you see how a face changes with each emotion. Sidebars illustrate the same expressions on a variety of other characters.
Part 3: Storytelling.How to move your story along using expression, point of view, body language and composition. See how it all comes together with damsels in distress, a noir-style interrogation, a Western standoff and other situations.

Illustrated with a diverse cast of characters from hobos to superheroes to teenage girls, this guide will help you create the looks that say it all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600610493
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 7/25/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 260,116
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

8fish is a jack-of-all-trades creative workshop that has been producing mind-blowing animation, design and illustration for over ten years. The secret to 8fish's success is a fiesty team of incredibly talented and versatile artists who constantly challenge themselves and each other. Their clients include Nickelodeon, Writer's Digest, Wendy's, Direct TV, Franklin Covey, among others.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Power of Expression     8
The Artists of 8Fish     12
The Fundamentals     14
Scenarios     38
Billy Finds a Flower     40
Happy
Joyful
About to sneeze
Sad
The Villain     50
Angry
Deep in thought
Conniving
Possessed
Stages of Fear     60
Laughter
Dread
Terror
Horror
Tuna for Lunch     70
Something stinks
Disgusted
Annoyed
Hopeless
The Hobo     80
Crazy
Yummy
Drunk
Hung-over
Gina Gets a Lecture     90
Rolling eyes
Confused
Dumbfounded
Hostile
Betsy the Farm Girl     100
Sassy
Flirty
Happily surprised
Pouty
The Fight     110
Ready for action
Growling
Yelling
Attacking
Slugged in the gut
Electrocuted
Exhausted
Gloating
Cowering
Love is in the Air     130
Shy
Coy
Seductive
Infatuated
Storytelling     140
Framing
Body language
Zombie & cave girl
Space man vs. alien monster
Noir interrogation
The rematch
Western standoff
Mexican standoff
Damsel in distress
Superhero team
Supervillains
Battle scene
Conclusion     168
Gallery     169
Index     174
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Fhrrytt

    I LOVE DRAWING

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    Big Help to Me

    I am a beginner. This book is just right for me. The examples are samples of designed characters. Helpful in stimulating ideas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Recommended for all artists!

    This helps develop facial expressions and story structures. It helped me out a bit along with my other drawing books. i'd say get this along with an anatomy book! :D

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