How to, step-by-step, make expressions mean different things by changing just one facial feature at a time. *shrug* I’m not very good at explaining how I do expressions, I just…feel out what kinds of muscles seem to fit and tweak those. And sometimes, ever so slightly, little adjustments could mean the difference between fury and euphoria. 



As per request (thanks, singingrabbitskull!), I did a half-tutorial, half-sporadic notes on how I generally render basic expressions.

There’s already a lot of cool tutorials that exist on how to do expressions, so I tried to just look at a lot of really minor details that I’ve used but haven’t seen commonly passed down.

required disclaimer: this is just how I go about it, feel free to ignore bits, steal bits, do whatever you want with them. Hope this helps, and if you have any questions scream at my inbox!


Here’s some tips, of course nothing professional, but things I’ve learned myself.

Hope it helps some of you guys. ovo

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From Sketching Manga-Style, how to portray pain in characters.



[Part 1]

I have never made a tutorial before, please don’t hesitate to let me know if there is any confusion, if anything needs to be explained more clearly, and how I can expand from here.


I was just sent a link to this stunningly /massive/ archive of character references, concept art and designs

the sheer amount of images they have here is ridiculous, all (most) of which is sourced correctly

check it out!

thank you to the user who sent this to me

THE ART OF EXPRESSION pt.1 art tutorial written and illustrated by the pigeon-detective

the promised tutorial for how to draw eyes for the lovely people who asked (bonus section on eyebrows!)

I still can’t believe I wrote a whole page on eyebrows alone..