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25 Essential Expressions by napalmnacey 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 girl-wonder.org 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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:iconcrownprinceofthieves:
CrownPrinceOfThieves Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
Oh I Make All of these faces, constantly. get it?
I don't use an avatar. I'll let myself out....
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Jackie-SugarSkull Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
25 Expressions Challenge: Sawyer by Jackie-SugarSkull Ta-da! :D
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QueenBlo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Done! 25 Essential Expression Challange by QueenBlo  
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Megatron401 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This will be very helpful. I'm glad I found this. 
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DustiiBunnii Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I shall complete thee with my persona in progress!!
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PheonixStarman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try to use these memes. ^^
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FxG-Spartan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  New Deviant
I apologize in advance for what I’m about to do
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:iconteeterglance:
TeeterGlance Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tried it out. It was fun!

25 Essential Expressions | with Magno by TeeterGlance
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InstantDoodles13 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! 
Expressions Challenge ft. Artem by InstantDoodles13   Expressions Challenge ft. Chao by InstantDoodles13  
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Vokit26 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Quentin the Mimikyu by Vokit26  Done
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:iconbugsytrex:
bugsytrex Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like fun! I'll have to try it!
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:iconxael-the-artist:
Xael-The-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconzander-the-artist:
Zander-The-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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PsychicDuelistRBD Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
used it, it's a great drawing exercise 25 essential expressions Iara by PsychicDuelistRBD
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Ferngirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to do a silly one too XD
Hector-25 Essential Expressions by Ferngirl
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trainnerdFromDenmark Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It’s been a lot of fun making this! ^_^

Mature Content

Dirchs different facial expressions by trainnerdFromDenmark
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SonamyxsiempreFanFic Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the challenge!

25 Essential Expressions ft. Chess by SonamyxsiempreFanFic  
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Ferngirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I ever linked this, though I finished ages ago @_@
25 Essential Expressions-Fern by Ferngirl
Thank you!
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HousecatDaHousecat Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you download the sheet?
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:iconk-zlovetch:
K-Zlovetch Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
25 Essential Expressions - Viktor by K-Zlovetch

I DID IIIIIIIIIIIIT !!!!
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:iconlertkrush:
LertKrush Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ♥
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Caterang8 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
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:iconsilverdragon76:
silverdragon76 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
25 Frog Expressions by silverdragon76
Had a great time with this! 
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
25 Expressions- Iza by Tephra76

Thank you for this fun yet challenging meme :thumbsup:
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LZGaMeR Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used it! Thanks for the fun drawing exercise!
Expression Memes by LZGaMeR  
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Fuzzonix-x7 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Student General Artist
This is great! Definitely gonna use it later :D
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Rad-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to save and use this for developing both new and existing characters :D
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cabcat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
This is really helpful for those who have trouble trying to draw "on-model" consistantly it's great practice.
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:iconfindyourinnerlennon:
Thanks for making this! I know it's been out for a while now, but it's still incredibly helpful 😄
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Ashlynnii Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Decided to do it!
  Twenty-five Brackets by Ashlynnii
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:iconverity96:
Verity96 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
Did it!

25 Essential Expressions with Phoenix Wright by Verity96  
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TheLavaWolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure you get a lot of this but here's one more:
Used~

25 Essential Expressions - Casper Silverpaw by TheLavaWolf
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honrupi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used it ^^
Expressions Challenge feat. Aiden by honrupi
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ElectroLlamma Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful.
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:iconstacciatello:
stacciatello Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used it!

25 essential expressions! (Rough sketch) by stacciatello
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MelodicDragon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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AlecsFelina Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gonna do this
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Dailiaa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
           Thanks!
Expression Reference #2 by Dailiaa
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4swords4ever Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
(LONG GASP)  25 Essential Expressions Meme - Cappy by 4swords4ever Used!!
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MelodyTheBunny8 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Student General Artist
im going to do this.


I'll send you mines when im done
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Pikabrine39 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
imma do this
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Whim-N-Wonder Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did it! This challenge is super helpful and fun! ♥

25 Expressions Challenge w/ Oven Mother by Whim-N-Wonder
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AngryMaxFuryStreet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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ViviRosy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Doing this. 
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E1XBlaster Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Forgot to post here mine XD
e1xblaster.deviantart.com/art/…
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cutabelle Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is great! Thank you for making this. I can't wait to use this
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Julayla64 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh, this looks interesting. Maybe I'll try a crack at this someday
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