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--+ EXPRESSIONS TUTORIAL by TeaDino --+ EXPRESSIONS TUTORIAL by TeaDino
Yarp, here's an Expression Tutorial for all of you guys, I hope it helps some!


---------- ✯ [ REFERENCES AND VIDEOS FOR YOU TO LOOK AT! ]

Here are some links I think that will be useful for you to use whilst learning about the world of Expressions.

Interactive Human Face Anatomy for Expressions
^Wonderful. Will help you find what muscles help whatever expression on the face, and help you see how it moves and where wrinkles will show.
Credit goes to ~rubymight for finding this magnificent thing

Der-Shing Helmer's Expression Tutorial
^A tutorial based mostly upon observation, go check it out!

Character Expressions Meme
^Good practice for starters, draw a character according to what emotion described.

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There are some notable movies and videos of people that express a variety of expression that you could find helpful.

"A Disney Sing-Along Sequel!"- Youtube Video
^ Silly faces/ exaggeration/ variety of face pulls

Ghost in the Stalls- A Youtube video
^Hand motions/ exaggeration/ Just story telling and acting out
also this is a hilarious story you should watch it

!!! SPOILER ALERTS FOR HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON !!!!
Scenes from HTTYD
^ Lots and lots of expression used, watch hand motions and observe how the faces scrunch up into expressions, all movement counts!

Pixar's UP - "Muntz is crazy"
^More serious/ concerned tone, Good to observe the moods expressed.

Geri's Game
^Wonderful facial expressions and gestures

El Dorado Scene
^Good eyebrow use and whole face scrunches, also hand motions are wonderous.

> If anyone has any useful links for reference, it would be great if you can suggest it to be put here too c: I feel there should be more.

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AND THATS NOT ALL THE REFERENCES HERE...
As said, do lots of research! Watch a movie, or observe everything.
And practice will make perfect. 8)



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-CREDITS

3rd pic from the top is referenced from:
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RIDICULOUSLY PHOTOGENIC GUY....
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anafartibal5231 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful, thanks!
I've always had a few problems with expressions and humans in general, I hope I can get better with this :3
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coconuttydog Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
This is so helpful, thank you! Heart 
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Glad you thought it was helpful! No problemo
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Uzaji-chan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH! THIS IS VERY MUCH NEEDED. I THANK YOU WITH A BUNCH OF ANNOYING GIFS! [EXO] Suho and Chen Emoticon EXO : Kyungsoo Fangirling EXO : Dancing Unicorn EXO : Sehun Wiggle [EXO] Sehun Emoticon EXO : BaekKai Jump EXO : Sehun Talk to the Hand Chen Tree emoticon Sehunnie Don't Cry! emoticon Xiumin's aegyos {For Akai-Leech} Yeollie : Wake Up Exo : Chanyeol Puppy EXO : Yixing Beckons Baekhyun : Derp LipBite [SEHUN GIF#1] Eyebrow 
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Irismightlikepink Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I NEED THIS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS TUTORIAL :iconcryforeverplz:

I often had problems with depicting emotions to the point of writing "how to draw emotion" on nearly every piece of paper I get hold of (except for my school stuff). This should help somehow.
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Krysella Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Lollipop07 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aAH this was so fricking useful, thank you so much for making this! >w<
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!!!
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KittenFair Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this reference! It's really helpful - as are the links!
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Philiphe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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asheiya Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This tutorial is so helpful, ti's just what I was looking for.
Never again will my people have that blank look as they stare off into the distance
Lively characters here I come! C:
Thank you very much!
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Andi1990 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! I know a guy in my animation class you did anime facial expressions when we were doing a facial expression sheet for our characters. The whole point of the freaking thing was to learn acting with animation!
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
And oh gosh ahah that happens, oh well, hopefully he learns the influence of acting on expression then?
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Andi1990 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
The course I did with him was not specifically targeted towards character animation, but it was part of the overall course. We got a few acting lessons, but I think he decided animation wasn't gonna be his thing.I think he's more interested in the more technical side of animation nowadays.
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yooci Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   General Artist
Useful and well done
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad you found it useful, thanks!
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   General Artist
You're very welcome, and thanks again for creating it!~
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Naeran Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Soo.... I guess that guy is still drunk, he? :D
Good job, though, really good! :clap:
Thanks for sharing.
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Blakejake Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.....
Photogenic Guy
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CheesePuff25 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
This tutorial is really good and it's also really easy to understand :icongoodjobplz:
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NeonDragonHeart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So helpful! Thank you for making this! it really helps!
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Glad it helps, you're welcome!
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Vohcaz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Dis I like. Pretty simple to follow, helps alot.
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
glad it helps!
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Seabit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful!
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
glad you found it useful!
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Seabit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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nothingsgoingon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is very useful. Thank you for the tutorial.
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Glad you found it useful! You're welcome !
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:iconnothingsgoingon:
nothingsgoingon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:)
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clemon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for posting this!
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no problem!
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AEdelline Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing :D It will be very usefull for me <3 Thank You ^__^
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Glad you found use of it, you're welcome!
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lyndsey96 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah... this is the only tutoral I know that I laugh when reading ^.^

Not to mention it's very nice!
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aha really, thank you, I'm glad you got a kick outta it!
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lyndsey96 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha no problem!
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Luffsas Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice tutorial, will definetly use this. :3
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, it's great to know you'll use it!
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KursedRamone Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Artist
oh yes this is gonna be great :D
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VolVokun Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, it's great that you covered animals as well as humans! Expressions are something (among MANY things) that I need to work on, and this is a great help - thank you! c:
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TeaDino Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, I seldom see animals getting included with expression tutorials, and being an animal and human artist it's just bound to be there.
And oohh I'm glad you found it helpful, you're very welcome!
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VolVokun Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think people (including me haha) don't realise that things that apply to human expressions can easily apply to animals too (face scrunching is one example), so just having that pointed out can be a major help!
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh sweet, I'm glad it's of good help then!
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miflore Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm loving this so much ;w;
LOL what happened to Korra ?! xDDDD

Those expressions are so damn great and well done ! It's so.... helpful <3
Thank you soooo much
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TeaDino Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Korra just wants to beat someone up
And oh I'm glad it's helpful, you're very welcome!
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