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Expressions- Mouth + Jaw
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Published: March 12, 2012
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This is one of those drawings that was in my head that I had to put down half asleep for some reason XD

The thought I had was, It's not the shape of the mouth that makes the expression. It's WHICH muscles you show in work that makes an expression more intense. That's why learning about what muscles do what (contract the mouth, lift the upper lip) and what it looks like when the skin folds when the muscle is being used is so important. So it's not just adding details, it's adding the "right" details?
Add the specific muscle movements with the position of the teeth and you get something new!

It might not make sense, but it really helped me figure something out. I just went ahead and colored my sketch in Photoshop, and I hope it helps someone XDD!

:bulletred: The red arrows show which direction the muscles are pulling. :bulletred:


~Parchment paper bkg [link]
Image size
1416x2454px 1.99 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
HP
Model
Photosmart C4600 series
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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turnipBerry's avatar
turnipBerry|Professional General Artist
man, that last one looks really... unhinged. B-) (Cool) 
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AjisainoTsuju|Professional Writer
this is very useful, thank you!
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BlueIceShards|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That skeletons face doe XD
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BlueIceShards|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nenenenen
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BeastWithAHumanHeart|Student Digital Artist
one of the best wais to make understand
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Moritz750|Student Traditional Artist
Thx pretty helpful :D
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Well like everyone else here: one million thanks. As said also: your work is a theoretical one for sure and a pretty well done. Considering its general theoretical approach it helps in several matters linked to "emotions making. I'm designing 3D characters (well that's a big word, I'm pretty much more a little newbie than everything else) and have been struggling for animations. Was only left with the jaw and mouth, not finding my way and you actually helped me out with this night work. Thanks a million. Again.
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LUWOLVESCAS|Hobbyist General Artist
broken lolz/auw! X"D
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dysio's avatar
I like this sketch its really helpfull.
thx
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TheAmazingHero|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful. Thanks for making this. The last panel was pretty funny.
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ChocolateLollipop|Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this!!
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This is very helpful.
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Stormwarp's avatar
Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this!!! I had just been thinking that I needed to delve into another study the shapes of the mouth so that I could add some more creative expressions to my palate. This is perfect, and your realistic style provides an excellent "this is how it is" base for interpretation into any style.
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Feast4daBeast|Hobbyist General Artist
Very Helpful thanks and great work
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FireYuuki's avatar
FireYuuki|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great! Thanks for posting this!
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Grace-Zed|Hobbyist General Artist
jaw broken LOL XD
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SoleilPhoenix|Professional General Artist
Awesome and inspiring, I mentioned this in the description of one of my practices, please check it out. I'm working on expanding my art skill :)
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JustIRaziel|Hobbyist Digital Artist
jaw broken xDD
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Miss-Jazzmatazz|Hobbyist General Artist
The last one reminds me of something out of a horror movie lol Very detailed and helpful :)
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KirstyEmma|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm studying anatomy and this was very helpful. :)
Great tutorial.
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TwelveFingers|Student Traditional Artist
Very helpful! I'm trying to come up with a reason to draw the broken jaw....
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juanitawolf|Student Digital Artist
X3 jaw broken made me giggle
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