Happy, Angry, Awed: Drawing Faces for Webcomics

Shen !, Webcomic Artist, Shen Comix

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7 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:58
    • 2. Assignment: Create a 3 panel comic with a facial expression as the punchline

      1:10
    • 3. Basic Principles of Drawing Expressions

      3:16
    • 4. Expressions Grid

      1:33
    • 5. Expressions in Context

      2:20
    • 6. The Comic

      3:37
    • 7. Final Thoughts

      1:51
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Project Description

Create a 3-panel comic using a facial expression as the punchline.

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to create a 3-panel comic using a facial expression as the punchline. Start by filling out the chart of expressions to build your library of options. Once you understand how each emotion merges with your character, you're ready to draw.

As you create your 3-panel comic, think about the last panel. It should showcase your character's facial expression; don't use any words! Make the expression do the "talking." This is a great way to better understand your characters and practice your expressions. Good luck my friends, and have fun.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your 3-panel comic that uses an expression as the punchline. A completed assignment includes:

  • A completed expression grid
  • 3-panel comic that uses an expression

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