The Art of Drawing Facial Expression

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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9 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:19
    • 2. Joy

      3:04
    • 3. Sadness

      2:40
    • 4. Surprise

      2:36
    • 5. Anger

      2:58
    • 6. Disgust

      2:55
    • 7. Fear

      2:38
    • 8. To Finish

      0:52
    • 9. Bonus project sample

      2:39
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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. Work your way up through all of my classes for support, inspiration and to up-skill or re-fresh your illustration style.

See you in class!