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Mike's Guide To COMICS Lesson One by MichaelJLarson Mike's Guide To COMICS Lesson One by MichaelJLarson
For some reason I wanted to try my hand at making comic tutorials. The thing that inspired this was the first few episodes of She-Ra (I think) where He-Man shed a single tear without the rest of his face moving... Like, AT ALL. Figured the same thing could apply to comics as well! Now this isn't meant to be preachy, so don't take it as gospel or whatever. BUT hopefully it will help out a teeny tiny bit in some way in regards to comic making.

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sav8197 brought up an excellent point about context that I completely didn't think about. Context and the reason for said emotions are SUPER important! My main goal with this was to encourage people to have their characters show emotions, but they don't need to be over exaggerated like the example I made. It all depends on the context and the situation that said character(s) is(are) in!

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:iconimpressivelymediocre:
One Piece has pretty much mastered the art of crying.
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yoshi3000 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Student Writer
Lapis in a nutshell.
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flyteck Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me laugh a lot tbh because yeah.. people do this more often than they should.
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Mazinja Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
... unless you are drawing shoujo, in case second and third panels are clearly the way to go >_>
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albert1614 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
Nice comic
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sav8197 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
I think both can work depending of the context and personality of the character. 
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MichaelJLarson Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I already said this more in-depth-ish on tumblr, but that is sincerely a valid point!
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sav8197 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
I couldnt find a way to respond to you in Tumblr so i will just reply to you in here, yeah you are right Naruto in that gif i showed you he is still emting a lot, but my main point its that it didnt look too exagerrated to the point of looking silly, but the girl crying with a very inexpressive face that you draw for your example could still work in a certain context, if she was actually a robot that its struggling with feeling human emotions it could still work, and sorry for the late reply.
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ThatRandomNerd Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Professional Artist
It kinda reminds me of the shedding a single tear trope.
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blackwing2 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure He-Man doesn't HAVE the facial muscles to move his face like that.
The rest of his body assimilated the muscles they deemed 'unnecessary' and reassigned them to areas that needed MORE of them... Like his thighs and chest.
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MichaelJLarson Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That... Makes too much sense. :/
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s0s2 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
You've got a point there xD
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Snyslon93 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true lol
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Antidotethelizard Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
unless if thats the characters quirk right?
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NickyVendetta Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
I think Nostalgia Critic called it the "Sexy Cry".
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26qq308 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, I JUST WATCHED those episodes and that DID happen. XD So yeah, I see where you're coming from.
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MichaelJLarson Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I KNEW I WASN'T CRAZY! ... For that reason!
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