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IT CAME FROM MICHIGAN TO EAT MY WEEKEND by Psshaw IT CAME FROM MICHIGAN TO EAT MY WEEKEND by Psshaw
I swore I’d never use Alan for Character Design, but an order for 25 faces was too much to resist. Considering everything we do in this class is a silk-veiled construction exercise, I thought this would be a good step toward drawing his head… with a consistent… goddamn… shape.

Each row had to be assigned an expression type. Some are easy, some I was kinda reaching. Some Al would sooner die than make in public. Can you guess ‘em all?

(You cannot.)
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:iconsleepless-raven67:
Sleepless-Raven67 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Student Filmographer
All of those faces inspire me to make some faces simmilar to that.

Keep up the good work!
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm thrilled to hear!
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:iconneptune-spear:
neptune-spear Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome stuff dude!!! Quick question, what is alan's persona? is he a cannibal? what is he? thanks
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Psychopathic sexually-sadistic cannibal murderer, yeah. Also occasionally a weirdly charming sort of butthole.
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:iconneptune-spear:
neptune-spear Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, keep the awesome art coming!
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ph33rtehcute0n3s Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Favorite: second row, far right.
Close runner-up: center row, center

oh gawd
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:icondragondog2233:
Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alan is amazing I WANNA STEAL HIM AWAY AND KEEP HIM.
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
By all means, take him! Please.
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:icondragondog2233:
Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XDD oh YAY!
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:iconkyashiann:
KyashiAnn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOW. These expressions are so wonderful, holy shit.
Just, all your stuff is super inspirational.
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyooou gosh.
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:iconkeatonsghost:
KeatonsGhost Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I love his smug bastard face. Love it. I don't know who this Alan is but I want to know more!
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:iconinkmonger:
InkMonger Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I-- this leaves me speechless. This is easily one of the best expression sheets I've ever seen. Not EVEN just saying that, I totally mean it!
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AW AW AW AW AW DUUUDE! Thank you!

It's just a week later and the construction is already TOTALLY killing me. It was a learning experience, I guess.
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:icondehumanise:
dehumanise Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE HIM.
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:iconjakfudo:
JakFudo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art style reminds me of a short .gif I saw. This man with orange curly hair was just standing in a bathroom. A business man. Then all of a sudden he completely lost it, and started laughing. His eyes became googly , his teeth became jagged and spiked. And his hair became very thin and scraggly. All the while he was laughing his head off. He soon regained composure by pulling the collars of his shirt, whipping himself back to his calm self at the beginning of the .gif.
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooo, neat.
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:iconjakfudo:
JakFudo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
PPFHFHGAHHAHA JESUS WOW I THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BE SOME CONTROLLED ANIME THING BUT NO. That's flippin' awesome.
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:iconjakfudo:
JakFudo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yer
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:iconandrea-koupal:
andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
HIS FACE. He looks fabulous. I think the kissed-face might be my favorite too, it's just too damned adorable. I also like one in the 3rd row, fourth from the left because it looks like he's in the middle of speaking.
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:iconnearshot:
nearshot Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Dem Faces... So very excellent...
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:iconaspartamedeath:
AspartameDeath Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh my goodness these are beautiful. i really need to do one of these, its been so long. looks like a fantastic exercise. I DONT THINK THERES A HEAD I DONT LOVE
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OOP NO YOU KNOW EVERYONE WHO SAYS THAT IS FORCED TO CHOOSE WHICH ONE IS WORST.
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:iconaspartamedeath:
AspartameDeath Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WHOOPS. 2ND ON THE BOTTOM. HALF FACE IS MISSING, therefore half as good
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AAAAAAaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH. CHEATER.
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:iconlittlemissawesome:
LittleMissAwesome Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student
I LOVE THIS GUY

And these expressions are just amazing.
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:icongeiers:
Geiers Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yyESSS

i need more alans in my life
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Where are you ever going to fit this many Alans.
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:icongeiers:
Geiers Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
good question

i may have to give some of them to a shelter
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:iconmariasucks:
Mariasucks Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I would love to see you animate something GOSH. Your drawings already are so fluid, I can't even imagine how amazing they would look INNN MOOTIONN.
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've animated a couple things before! I'm not great at it, but y'know. The way I draw does help.

Oh, I should figure how to get my Animation I final film on here.
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DIN0LICH Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Look at all these emotions. Al, you're the most kawaii.

This is easily one of the more impressive facial expression sheets I've seen come out of deviantart. What a range!
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, gosh!
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:iconwickedgrin:
WickedGrin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Plaid. Everywhere.
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's lucky I think it's fun to draw.
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:iconchelsatron:
Chelsatron Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
WHAT A CUTIE
Seriously though, he's got the best face for expressions. great job gurl
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:iconaves-panthera:
aves-panthera Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Al has just about the greatest face for... everything. personally i love drawing completely ridiculous expressions and you, ma'am, are a master of the art.
(every time i see the last face in the second row i laugh)
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Everything but subtlety! Seriously though, in retrospect I think I would have done this project a disservice to have picked anyone else.

(He's not a funny boy THAT IS THE MOST BEREFT AL YOU WILL EVER SEE AND HE IS SECONDS AWAY FROM PUNCHING SOMEONE'S FINGERNAILS OFF)
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aves-panthera Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist
but of course~ he was the perfect subject.

(well now. i'd say i'd love to see that but i'm sure it's not as fun to watch as it sounds.)
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Nirdian Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh wow these are so darn pretty!

That bottom row! YES! I especially like the steaming bashful and amazed kiss-on-cheek Als (faces that will NEVER EVER be seen in canon I presume). Also the last one in the sad row is just amazing! RAGESAD!

(PS: Neat touch with the different colored shirts!)
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA I CAN'T DECIDE WHETHER RAGESAD IS GOOD-FRIGHTENING or just ridiculous.
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ravengurl11 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so ridiculously cool how you can have characters with such exaggerated faces and still have them express a range of emotions, gah~<3
Also the one where he looks somewhat worried is SO FUCKING CUTE awuwuwuwuwuwu
Ugh these things are great, the more I look at them the more I notice them individually. Like the fact he's fuckin' pouting in one oh god why must you do this to me.

Ipreferjackanywaysdontjudgeme
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
(Join the line, there is a strange and beautiful amount of people who want to see what it's like to smooch that monster underbite.)
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:icongodsmaw:
godsmaw Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
It's still hard to get past the fact he's still actually kind of attractive...and then crazy faces.
Why.Why would you did this.
So skillfully,at that.theyrejustallsogreatandhilarious
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And I thought I only loved him because I'm his mother. I always told him he was my special ugly boy.

(THAAANK you.)
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:iconrobenix:
Robenix Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Some of these expressions I would make in public, either ;P

Nice study!
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, you might be surprised which ones he'd go shy over.

Thank you!
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piranhapettingzoo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Digital Artist
He's so fuzzy and his under nose shadow whatever shape so dog-like I always read him as a furry. An interestingly designed furry, but a furry nonetheless. I'm sorry.
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He's barely evolved from his old fuzzy design and I get so many predatory furries after his sweet ass, so it's nothing new. I think deep down I want to write animal dudes and this is the most acceptable I can make them.
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