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25 Essential Expressions

By napalmnacey
This is a challenge and an exercise that I find incredibly helpful when hashing out a new character. It's good to have nearby when doing your panels and you're thinking, "Damn, what does So-and-so's nose do in this expression?" Or maybe your drawing isn't consistent and you want to keep a certain look? Catalogue them on this sheet first and keep it nearby for easy reference!

I'd be more than happy to see filled out sheets in other people's devs! Let me know if you do post it cause I'd like to see it!

EDIT: Fixed typo, took away 'surprised' and replaced it with 'tired', then added 'surprised' to 'shocked'. I want to thank the forum folk at for the suggested changes!

EDIT the 2nd: WOW. This thing has taken off! I will read all your comments eventually, it'll just take me some time!

The Tutorial that this exercise sheet goes with. Enjoy!
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Fancy-graphics's avatar

25 OCs will be done

LaggityLaptop's avatar

Attempts were made.

''25 Essential Expressions''
NotaNameWaster's avatar

Hewwo, I have done this again. Love this challenge!

Expressions Meme - Lydia the Disillusioned Wizard
YukioKenn's avatar

Just came here from Kasey Golden

TheRandomStranger123's avatar

this is rlly nice heehee :)

LavWolf's avatar
Omg you save my life I needed
this,(The frick is wrong with my grammar)
PrincessPeachFan64's avatar

Wow, this meme is 13 years old and it's still being filled O.o I think i might have to try it out sometime!!

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Bauldeury's avatar

Here's my take on it

darkhjustice's avatar

Thank you so much for this! I definitely improved my consistency but still have a ways to go. This was a ton of fun to do :)

25 Essential Expressions - Sizura
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cookiesweetyee's avatar

This meme is more than ten years old, whoa! Anyway, thanks, Napalmnacey. This is extremely helpful.

Luigi-Chan29's avatar

Definitly gonna try this out!

nightshade145's avatar

do you have a no background copy?

WhereIsTheSunlight's avatar

Thanks a bunch for the template! I will be definitely using this for my Space Glamz (glam metal OCs)! I'll make sure to credit you when I'm done!

SDCcraft's avatar
25 expresions with Demi-king Unown

There´s my desing with Demi-king Unown,my OC.

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25 Essential Expressions Challenge by PaPastacat
I've wanted to do this for years now oof
Thank you very much for the template !
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