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9 Videos (23m)
    • Introduction

      2:19
    • Joy

      3:04
    • Sadness

      2:40
    • Surprise

      2:36
    • Anger

      2:58
    • Disgust

      2:55
    • Fear

      2:38
    • To Finish

      0:52
    • Bonus project sample

      2:39

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.

  

39 of 39 students recommendSee All

Great instructor, great class
very well explained. very useful for first timers like me. thank you
Very clear instructions and interesting looking project.
Tracy Kremer

Freehand illustration

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Students

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Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

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Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I studied and then worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration. Since my first publication in 2000, I've had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide. My character-based illustration classes share everything that I’ve learnt about picture book illustration over the years.

Check out all of my classes to learn the tricks of the trade.

Follow me on Instagram for daily illustration inspiration.