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something to keep in mind! by nebezial something to keep in mind! by nebezial
if you want to be a visual storyteller this is it!, never forget, you are drawing people, that act and react, they emote and gesticulate you would think this was obvious but its so easy to fall into the routine of 5 expressions , angry sad sexy smiling and serious, that we end up forgetting there are so many nuances inbetween... so, a tip for anyone who wants to develop, study expressions, study them from movies, from photos, from animations

see what makes it all tick, and you will find that your characters are starting to breathe....

yeah..... i have been working for 15 hours straight now so im a little meta right about now.... aand my capillary has burst
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Unidad26 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
is it hard for an artist to go out of his style? i have notice thanks to you, each one always does same or similar faces, considering most comics are masked heroes i guess tehy dont care that much anyway.
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nebezial Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
to go ourt completely, yes, very hard. some elements we wil always feel content with, and they will bleed into our other approaches. perfect example is when recently, j scott campbell, a famous comic artist known for expressive sexy style drew a cover for a my little pony comic. even on that cover you could see it in the way he treated the eyes.

best approach i guess is to try out different stuff, but never try to kill your own little personal artistic quirks. they end up making your work unmistakably recognizable
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Unidad26 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I see, thats why in part you mention on your big thank you poster how each different style will have take or give something different for your story from manga to witchblade, dc etc. But no matter the style excpretion is important to make them look like well people.
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nebezial Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
exactly. this is why you can see a cartoon wih superfeformed characters and still relate to them if they are expressive. perfect example for that to me is shrek. when i first saw the still images of the characters i hated them to death..... but then i saw them in motion, emoting, expressing, and loved them.
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Unidad26 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
So then the style your drawing sunstone is mm your style? not any of thoes but just yours youll say?, haa another prove than doing things for fun is the best way to do something thats has life.
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TheZeiGal Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I seriously need to remember this. I am horrible with expressions, really should work on them. Thank you for the reminder!
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tedbergeron Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
great reminder.
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Meguja Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yup... this is me... there's just few expresions in my gallery... there's much more on my unfinished sketches but... well... i still have a lot to learn so I'm actually aftraid to show it to public >.<
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CrakaJ Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Your characters have such huge mouths. :D
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nebezial Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
and i also heard anime characters have huge eyes.. style is a funny thing aint it XD
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