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Resting Screen Face

INTRO

The "evil twin" I will explore is the angry face that happens when I'm concentrating at a computer. It's a terrible habit that happens to many of us I believe—the furrowed brow, the downturned lips, the hunched shoulders. 

I was thinking it must be funny to watch my face change from an outside perspective. You could walk up to me looking at my angry face, and as soon as you greeted me the face would instantly morph to a happy-to-see-you expression.

Prior to becoming a professional designer and illustrator I worked in food service. I think sometimes about the physiological differences between these lines of work and the things that I miss about working on my feet with the public. Our body language can heavily influence our feelings, and I used to spend several hours at a time smiling at people, making jokes, moving around and multitasking with my physical body. Nowadays I spend several hours at a time staring into a flat surface 12 inches from my face, frowning, and concentrating on small details, multitasking in my mind.

Anyway, that's my thought on evil twins!

Pinterest reference: 

https://www.pinterest.com/mdecotes/animated-self-portrait-project/

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ROUGH SKETCH

This is my first time playing around with a drawing tablet. I did a couple of rough sketches by hand, then tried sketching some more in Photoshop using a pencil-textured brush. I liked how the pencil got darker as the strokes built upon themselves. 

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REVISED SKETCH

I've found that it's easier for me to visually think on paper, so I reworked my concept here. Also plotted thumbnails of the face sequence. After watching through more of the videos yesterday, I got pretty intimidated with the amount of tween drawing I was going to have to do, so I decided to focus on the face first.

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INK AND COLOR

Here are my colored key poses. 

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SEQUENCE 1: BLINK

Trying to give myself some motivation by breaking down the process into bitty steps. Here's a blink sequence, yay!

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SEQUENCE 2: HAND SWIPE (+ BLINK REVISED)

Whew, this takes a while. I revised the blink sequence; not sure why I had the whole face moving when only the eyes need to move really. And now here's a little hand motion. I thought I would save myself time by isolating individual parts of the image to move, but I keep getting lost in the layers. Starting to get the hang of it!

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