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Emotions and Facial Expression by Majnouna Emotions and Facial Expression by Majnouna
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There isn't a whole lot to say about this tutorial: obviously, it's a guide to the variety of emotions the human face can express, with as many pointers as I could think of to help you understand how the different parts of the face (and body) are articulated in connection with specific feelings. It was a fun tut to make, requiring more intuition and observation than research.

The usual disclaimers apply: no part of this tutorial may be reproduced under any shape or form, the tutorial may not be reposted anywhere, etc. You can save or print it for your own private reference.
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Given 2008-07-02
Emotions and Facial Expression by `Cedarseed is an incredible guide and resource for artists wishing to refine a unique variety of facial expressions and emotion .This is just one in many of a series of exemplary guides that she has generously shared with us. ( Featured by znow-white )
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WrensthavAviovus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Student General Artist
OMG i was spinning my wheels trying to find this amazing piece of reference again.
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Ryikio Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible! Very good!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
Cheers!
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historianGirl Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018   General Artist
Very useful.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
Good to hear!
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RainstormCheetah Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is so helpful! I already use some such expressions in my art; but the way this is laid out, and the comprehensiveness with which you've labelled each part of every expression make this a very valuable asset. I'm going to be referring back to this in the future, for sure :D

Thank-you for such a useful resource!
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Verity96 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
thank you so much. Very detailed and still simple to understand.
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Lonely-Spectra Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you seen the game on facebook named Criminal Case? It seems to have copied a LOT of these expressions exactly. They are also making money off of the game.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
I haven't, am looking at it now but not sure where these come in. Do you have screenshots by any chance? Facial expressions are for all to use, it's only if they're copy-pasting my work that it's an issue. Thanks!
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Lonely-Spectra Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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These are just a few examples. It just really looks a little too similar to this chart
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
They look legit to me :)
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Lonely-Spectra Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well. I didn't know if they were trying to make money off of your art. I wanted to let you know just in case though.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
I appreciate you bringing it up!
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URBANHOOD Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017
I really like your work , teaches me a lot .   thank u
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Great! You're welcome!
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ThatFrenchGirl94 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017
Very very detailed and useful :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Good to hear!
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Harmless-Nightshade Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so useful! Thank you for this!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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laolaure Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing!!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
:D
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NinjaOfLight23 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. Haha. Terrific and very simple. ^_^
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Cool :)
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NinjaOfLight23 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Welp... This is psychology in one go. :D
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yep :D
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SpencerBonez Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So awesome! Thanks for this great resource!
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BOBA-LIFE Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017   General Artist
Wow, this is incredibly useful ! Thanks a lot for making this really useful guide ;v;
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frillynikki Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, this is such a big help!
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CherryBananaMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017
omg this is so complex and terrifyingly amazing! 
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IndominusRexx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hands down this is simply an amazing chart!
I am completely blown away by it and all the effort behind it, the time it must have taken?
It definitely does benefit whomever takes a look at, absolutely stunning! I thank you so much, it helps beyond explanation!
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M5Transmissions Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Student General Artist
I really like the infographic approach for this image.
Very few people do that. So I find this very pleasing.
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BrocoliflorBanana Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is this saitama? lol
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Martsuia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lololololololllollolololoLOLOLOLOLLOLOLO

OH DNGKJDMY GOD SO FUCKING FUNNY, HOLY SHIT I AM LAUGHUNG

FUCK OFF WITH THIS SHIT HOLY SGHIT SIHT SHIT AHISYT

IS THAT SAITAMA?Q?E 'D"A?????? NO NO NON O NONONONO IT FUCKING ISN'T 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
No idea what that means.
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DeviantLoveHeart Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I think he's saying the faces look like the guy from one punch man
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
I don't know what that is.
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DeviantLoveHeart Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Saitama (OK Alt) [V1] 
its that guy 
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MaggieTheMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I have found the holy grail of facial expressions!! Thankyou so much for making this!
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Oldgrumpcat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist

Warning! This is not a joke! Carry on reading! or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!

ONCE THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL CALLED CLARISSA, SHE WAS 10 YEARS OLD AND SHE LIVED IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL, BEACUSE SHE KILLED HER MUM AND DAD.

SHE GOT SO BAD SHE STARTED TO KILL ALL THE STAFF IN THE HOSPITAL SO THE GOVERMENT DECIDED THAT THE BEST IDEA WAS TO GET RID OF HER SO THEY SET UP A SPECIAL ROOM TO KILL HER, AS HUMANE AS POSSIBLE BUT IT WENT RONG THE MACHINE THEY WERE USEING WENT WRONG. AND SHE WAS SAT THERE IN AGONY FOR HOURS UNTILL SHE FINALLY DIED.

NOW EVERY WEEK ON THE DAY OF HER DEATH SHE RETURNS TO THE PERSON THAT READS THIS LETTER, ON A MONDAY NIGHT AT 12:00 SHE KREEPS INTO YOUR ROOM AND KILLS YOU, BUT SLOWLY AND PAINFULLY SLOWLY CUTTING DIFFRENT PARTS OF UR BODY THEN WATCHES YOU BLEED TO DEATH IF YOU DONT SEND THIS TO 20 PEOPLE BY MIDNIGHT SHELL BE COMEING TO KILL YOU! SEND IT SO SHE HAS ANOTHER LOAD OF PEOPLE TO GET AND FORGETS ABOUT YOU DONT BELVE ME HEY?

EXAMPLE 1: JENNY DIDNT BELIVE THIS AND DELETED IT WITHOUT EVEN READING THE WHOLE THING! A FEW DAYS LATER ON THE MONDAY NIGHT SHE WAS WOKEN UP BYE LOUDE FOOTSTEPS AND HEAVY BREETHING THERE WAS CLARISSA STANDING THERE WITH A HUGE KNIFE AND WELL JENNY IS HISTORY NOW.

EXAMPLE 2: TOM ONLY SENT IT TO 5 PEOPLE CUZ HE THOUGHT HED BE SAFE AND IT WAS PROBLY JUST A JOKE BUT OH HOW RONG WAS HE! HE DIED THE NEXT NIGHT ON MONDAY AND ILL TELL YA NOW IT WASNT PRETTY(JUST CUZ HE SENT FIVE HE DIDNT COMPLETE THE TASK)

EXAMPLE 3: JOEANNA SENT IT TO 19 PEOPLE SHE THOUGHT IT WAS CLOSE ENOUGH AND WOULD DO BUT SHE WAS WRONG SHE DIED THAT NIGHT ON A MONDAY AND ONCE AGAIn

The letter also has been posted in several languages. Here's a French version which appeared on Facebook on January 10, 2012:

Example 4: MISE EN GARDE ! Continuer la lecture ! Ou vous allez mourir, même si seulement regardé l'avertissement de mot ! Une fois qu'il y avait une petite fille nommée Clarissa, elle était âgée de dix ans et elle vit dans un hôpital psychiatrique, parce qu'elle a tué sa mère et son père. Elle a tellement mauvaise, elle est allée à tuer tout le personnel de l'hôpital, alors le gouvernement plus décidé que la meilleure idée devait se débarrasser de lui alors ils ont mis en place une salle spéciale de la tuer, aussi humaine que possible, mais il n'allait pas la machine qu'ils utilisaient n'allait pas. Et elle s'est assise là à l'agonie pendant des heures jusqu'à ce qu'elle est morte. Maintenant chaque semaine le jour de sa mort, elle retourne à la personne qui lit cette lettre, une nuit de lundi à 12 h 00 Elle se glisse dans votre chambre et vous tue lentement, en vous coupant et en regardant vous saigner à mort. Envoyer ceci à dix autres photos sur ce un site et elle hantera à quelqu'un d'autre qui n'a pas. Ce n'est pas faux. apparemment, si vous copiez et collez ce à dix commentaires dans dix minutes, vous aurez le plus beau jour de votre vie demain. vous obtenez embrassé ou demandé, si vous enfreignez cette chaîne vous verrez une petite fille morte dans votre chambre ce soir. en 53 minutes, quelqu'un va dire je t'aime ou je suis désolé
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MissesCreepergirl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's time to stop ok? No more! (chat/comment icon) It's time to stop ok? No more! (chat/comment icon) It's time to stop ok? No more! (chat/comment icon) It's time to stop ok? No more! (chat/comment icon) 
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Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
I survived this about 5 times now. It's trash.
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jobot343 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please, don't repost this cancerous crap. I really don't want to see this bullshit all over social media.
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Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
I am more sick of people using the word "cancerous" to describe random stuff they don't like, because that is way more common.
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jobot343 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fine. Please, don't repost this carcinogenic crap. I really don't want to see this bullshit all over social media. How's that? At least I'm not posting irrelevant comments on an art tutorial asking people to repost it everywhere. Do you get sick of every word you see a lot? Or is this a special case for cancerous? Cause it's pretty stupid, I barely ever say the word. I just thought it was relevant since if people repost this shit it can spread like oh I dunno, cancer?
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Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017
You should pay attention to who did what in a conversation before you reply to someone.
I am not the one who reposted something. I just replied to two annoying people. One who reposted this crap, and one who used the word "cancerous" as a general negative adjective.
I don't want to see the names of deadly diseases used as general negative adjectives. It's not a good trend at all...
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jobot343 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was well aware of who I was replying to. I was saying I don't see why you think using a deadly disease to describe something that's bad and spreads like a disease is worse than writing a bunch of stupid lies and telling people they are going to die if they don't repost it a bunch of times. I wasn't saying you had reposted it, guess I wasn't clear enough.

Cancerous is just a word. A word that seems appropriate to describe the OPs comment. Though maybe saying it spreads like a plague would be more appropriate, (Since cancer doesn't spread to other people.) but I guess that's pretty common as well and also associated with deadly diseases. Guess I should just keep my mouth shut then and not say anything. Don't want to offend random people on the internet.
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Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
What you did wrong was not adding quotation marks where they were needed, making it sound like you were saying it to me.
It's just a silly thing people do, and as annoying as you think it is, it is not comparable to deadly diseases.
You should complain about all the fake/virus links that people keep wasting account names on, and people who make hateful comments.
That is something that actually hurts others.
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