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Emoji Me - the Art of Drawing Facial Expression

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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9 Videos (23m)
    • Introduction

    • Drawing Joy

    • Drawing Sadness

    • Drawing Surprise

    • Drawing Anger

    • Drawing Disgust

    • Drawing Fear

    • To Finish

    • Bonus project sample

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About This Class

Packed full of information teaching on how to ‘read’ and then 'draw' facial expressions.

Understanding facial expression is crucial when it comes to illustrating characters for a story. This class is packed full of information that will help you learn how to ‘read’ facial expressions and then transfer them onto a character that you’ll be drawing.

Explore the six basic emotions – joy, sadness, surprise, anger, disgust and fear. Branching out from these, discover a wider spectrum of emotional possibilities and see how even subtle tweaks to the eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth can transform your character’s mood. 

This class is ideal for budding artists, illustrators, animators and anyone interested in character development.

With more than a dozen picture books published world-wide my character development series teaches every aspect of character design. Whether you’re thinking about self-publishing, designing a one off character for a project or illustrating a publication. Work your way up through all of my classes for support, inspiration and to up-skill or re-fresh your illustration style.

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114 of 114 students recommendSee All

I love this class as much as I love all of Nina's classes. Thank you for your incredible lessons, Nina. To all students, these classes are worth watching several times.
Terrific class, very informative.
This was great, very useful tool for those interested in illustration. I will add pics of mine when completed! Thank you!





Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

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Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration, with my first picture book Little Platypus receiving a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Notable Book Award in 2000. Since then, I've had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide, winning some awards along the way.

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