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Hello guys!
The expressions tutorial I did for Wysp Learning Engine is finally on run! 

It contains of 20 separate panels, each of them are meant to show a process of how to draw faces and expressions; so if you are interested, you can try it out here:)

The learning engine allows you to try practicing on a digital canvas right there on the site, which is really helpful because you're able to see your progress instantly; and hopefully you will find the tutorial I did worth seeing!:aww:

There also are some other tutorials; such as male and female anatomy and dragons tutorials; so Wysp is definitely worth checking out, especially for young learning artists:)

Sorry I am not very active lately, but have a nice day, by the way;)
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Do facial expressions reflect inner feelings?
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Touching noses: “I like you!”
Lick on the cheek: “I really like you.”
Lick on the ear: Comforting.
Lick on forehead: “I love you!”/“Will you be my mate?”
Brushing tail on back or flank: Calming.
Lick under/on belly: “I want kits.”
Touching nose to cheek: “I’m happy for you”/Comforting.
Nuzzle: Comfort/“You’re hilarious!” (The second is for mates)
Touch nose to cheek: “I’m glad you’re here.” (For lovers)
Lick own chest fur: To hide embarrassment.
Lick on the shoulder: Respect.
Lick on the tail: “Will you be my mate?”
Lick on the paw: “You are my friend!”
Lick below the chin: “I want you forever!”
Lick on the nose: “Do you want to play?”
Rubs tail anywhere: Flirty, comforting or curious.
Rubbing against you: “I like you.”/“Don’t worry.”/“I love you.”
Flat ears: “Back off!”
Bares teeth: “Get away from me!"
Lunging at you: “Back off now!”
Roll on your back: “You are stronger than me, I respect you.”
Tail tucked: Scared.
Growling/Hissing/Spitting: Angry or accenting.

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Hi there! :wave:

In October, I will be hosting a new contest on DeviantArt. The theme? Expressions!
:D :depressed: :fear: :bored: :love: :cries: :laughing: :hug: :blush: :worry: :X :tears:
All media will be accepted (apart from literature - sorry! :() and entries should be drawings, paintings, photographs, etc. of people who, in some way or another, convey a certain emotion or feeling. This can be one of the basic emotions (happiness, sadness), a complex emotion (pride, guilt, shame) or a less definable feeling such as security, longing or affection.
Entries will not have to be created especially for this contest; submitting old work is allowed as well, as long as it fits the theme.

Right. That's it for the rules; the only thing I still need is:
:bulletred: a) an awesome title for the contest
The title should be creative, but also representative of the theme. :confused:
:bulletorange: b) seven judges
Yes, only seven - so be quick! :sprint:
:bulletyellow: c) prizes
Features, commissions, requests, stamps, jewellery, prints, posters, subscriptions... anything will do! :aww:

If you want to help me out, please let me know by commenting on this forum thread or sending me a note (Suanin). I'd really appreciate it! :nod:
To show my gratitude, everyone who contributes something to the contest will be featured in my journal (with two deviations of your choice) at the start of the contest. I have a fair amount of watchers, so you can be sure that your work will be seen by at least a few people! ;)

Thanks in advance! :w00t:
It's Comics & Cartoons Week at deviantART, and one of the resources cartoonists and comic artists need is a collection of facial expressions to reference for their character art. But where can you go to find reference images like this all in one place?

:iconchronicdoodler: chronicdoodler has the answer!

Just click the thumb below, read the guidelines, and download the template! It's fun, easy, and a huge help for deviantART's C&C community!

Expressions Project Template by chronicdoodler

This project has become a meme shared between artists throughout dA, so I wanted to get a closer look. Fortunately, chronicdoodler agreed to an interview to explain her project more in depth...

Interview with chronicdoodler

chronicdoodler: The expressions reference project is a deviant fueled resource library of individuals Facial structures, and their wide range of emotions for artist reference.

    2. It's a great idea! What inspired you to start this project?
chronicdoodler: The key to drawing expressions realistically is to use reference, but I found my characters starting to look and emote the same, or more specifically like me, since I use myself as a reference.

So I searched Deviantart and found most of the female stock artists while beautiful, rarely take any images where their face is contorted, emotional, and unattractive. The male stock, is even harder to come by, and the expressions tend be overly aggressive, or impassive. And while its possible to find spontaneous expressions, I thought it would be nice to see how this person, this character would express all their wide range of expressions.

In short references are hard to come by, and I figured other artists must have the same problem, so I started the project in the hope to share comprehensive and useful expressions to others.

    3. What types of artists use reference images like this, and how will the images be used?
chronicdoodler: These reference images are probably most useful for comic artists who create characters with personalities, back stories, and are fully-fledged individuals in the artist mind, Characters that have to be drawn consistently, with expressions that are unique to the character.

Though I can see it being useful for any visual artist who needs reference for extreme emotions, or to get reference of different facial structures in multiple angles.

    4. Are there any specific types of models you'd like to study more?
chronicdoodler: I have gotten an amazing turn out from generous deviants, and I am thankful to all the individuals who have contributed so far. But it would be wonderful to get references of people who are older, male, and of different racial descent. At the moment most of our contributions are caucasion, women 25 or younger.

Though certainly I will gladly and graciously except anyone who would like to contribute.

    5. Most stock image providers are generally interested in learning more about the needs of the artists that will use their resources. For those that want to participate in the expressions project, are there any tips that will help them produce the best results for capturing the images you need?
chronicdoodler: I am of course thankful to anyone who contributes, and have fun while making their sheet.  But I humbly ask to remember the spirit of the project is to provide clear reference for comic artists. So I ask them to please keep their hair tied back, make sure their face is in view and not covered by props, and take images in well-lit areas that provides shadows to show volume, but not lose the form.

    6. What are some of your best project contributions so far, and what makes each one stand out to you as a cartoonist?
chronicdoodler: I adore each contribution, but I will try to narrow it down.

Expressions Project Larry by chronicdoodler This one is actually of my father, but is definitely extremely useful for cartoon artists. Often we use simple lines to represent age, but once the face begins to move and contort it becomes very tricky to figure out how the face of an aged person emotes. Stock artists, and models tend to be young so I think this contribution is very valuable.

Expressions Reference by Terrizae This is Terrizae, and I love her big eyes, and expressive face. Being a lover of drawing expressions herself, she is able to emote very well.

FacExPro - or, Rubberface Jack by Jakkar Jakkar has a wonderful expressive face, and I adore how extreme he allowed his face to go for the project. I can see his contribution to be very helpful for cartoon artists.

Expressions Reference Project by PhoenixFuryBane PhoenixFuryBane is a great actress, with a wonderfully unique face. She was able to create expressions that very interesting and distinct from each other.

    7. All these images are fun to browse, but can't you just learn about expressions from different faces? Why do you need so many expressions and angles for each face?
chronicdoodler: The first few angles of the neutral face allow the artist to see the structural form of the person so they can break down the face into geometric shapes. This allows them to understand how the person will look at angle, even ones not shown.

Once the structure is understood, then the personality can be explored. Some people smile openly with a full set of teeth, some almost shyly. Some people when angry have that traditional angry face, while I have known people who look closer to crying when angry. Some people are extrovert, while others introvert. Some cultures encourage expressing individuality and emotion, while some don't. Everyone is different, so by studying the individuals, you can see what makes them unique, and what makes them the same.

    8. Before I run off to try to find a male "model" that will agree to help, I've got to ask, how did you get your dad to look so sincere in all of his expressions? Tell us about that photo shoot.
chronicdoodler: He is not an actor, nor does he study peoples expressions and mannerisms as intensely as I do, so he did actually had a little bit of trouble in the shoot. Particularly with the more negative emotions since he is a pretty laid back, centered, and fun loving guy. So in order to get the emotion I needed I would give him prompts to help him get into the mindset of that emotion.

For grief I told him to imagine that I was kidnapped, for irritated I told him destroyed another vase, or my favorite which is confident in which I said pretend you beat out a brown noser at work for a promotion. He ended up having a lot of fun and I caught a genuine laugh during the course of the shoot.

    9. How important is it to keep this project going? Will there ever be enough?
chronicdoodler: I am kind of greedy when it comes to visual references, but if this project gets too large, it will be difficult for an artist to find what they are looking amongst too many contributions. But then we never know the reference we need, until we need them and then try to find them  :D.

But again, I welcome more contributions, especially from a wider variety of people. And if it gets too big, I can always find a way to catalogue them. Maybe even start a group specifically geared for artist visual reference, to house all the contributions and helpful tutorials.

    10. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you'd like to add?
chronicdoodler: I do enjoy providing references and tutorials for community use, so if you have an idea for something that would be helpful to many people let me know.

For example someone requested that I provide the emotions in both front, 3/4, and profile views which I think is a wonderful idea and I plan to tackle soon and start a new project.

More Expression Memes From The Project!

Expressions Reference Project by chronicdoodlerFacExPro .:. Ikka by IkkaPikkaBoohExp Ref Proj - KAM no glasses by Kira-Ani-McGrathExpressions Project by tiridakoExpressions reference project by victricia

PE 2010 stamp by projecteducateComics Enthusiast Stamp by jovincentI Heart dA Resources by FantasyStock
:iconcommunityrelations: :iconreference-library:

I hope this inspires more deviants to get involved with
The Expressions Reference Project.


know how to touch by byublue Glance B and W by DietBleach did you know? by o--tebem--o 4121 by spartakustum

:thumb140572660: Now I can't look you... by verde-verde-verde untitled by alaya by Sophie0305

:thumb143381164: Yin-Yang by idaniphotography Morning Coffee by IllustratedEye

high and lashes by JuliaDunin Myself by polyaray Wedding seminar02 by demi2004

:thumb147403243: Love Me - Hate Me by StacyD

Ulya by Eredel justify my love by Eliara Dramatic by OlgaC

a silent pain by mikeshkaos

:thumb109650315: Cold Winter II by SHA-1 :thumb161515749:

black sun by prismes OO by dechobek :thumb162793198:

baby by simxa :thumb102756959:

Wiki by mmonart Mia 3 by mmonart

Day 6: Old Square Eyes by Halohid Martina... v2 by MaComiX 88 by ayla-es

90 by ayla-es kk07 by cangurgel Olhares_06 by too-much4you

And... not really a BW but it's so wonderful :heart:
The sweet... by ChristineAmat

My previous features:

- Flowers
- Butterflies
- Architecture
- Waterscapes
ere is nothing more i love about portrait photgraphy than haunting attractive espressions! im not necessarily talking about those who pose like they're laughing hysterically or screaming painfully, but those sombre yet very expressive these:

:thumb117361569: Innocence by sh-o-o-sh Beirut 2 by Omardxb Memories From The Room i by retrodiva88 2052 by retrodiva88 I miss him by Rawia 4 lovers and a fight by saturdayx :thumb118622163: Little sulky by julie-rc Aga by kieubaska changes by quadratiges :thumb124126851: :thumb125073270: Still no by AndreyEroshkin alone in his world by VaggelisFragiadakis zhe in k-town. part two by BigboyDenis :thumb124253643: :thumb124217710: Who needs love? by polish-girl Mila-portrait by rust2d :thumb125027088:


Not another smoke Harold by ennil  I Kill You by Fahad0850 :thumb121785771: Be Careful With My Heart by hakanphotography From eyes to hands.. by Mokhi Yasmin - 01 by Rawia you lift me up, leave me down by saturdayx :thumb124775461: sest sa kuulud minule by FurtiveLungs Stefan - 01 by Rawia I Love To Hurt by kosmodisk 1812 by albertopoloianez .:Arabian Wisdom:. by 7amad

Mature Content

ecegursel III by mehmeturgut
Kyttie by destroyinc those eyes . . .. by light-from-Emirates Hey U Little Fox by kosmodisk Rok 'n' Rolla by andrewfphoto Soaked in Warmth by meoww Summer Breeze by nietuzinka love and form by sparkbearer Erkin Koray II by mehmeturgut 039 by Shace

okey! thats it!