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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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YeriDG Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Small mouths are creepy anyway ^^
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Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm pretty sure this will help me do some good emotion practices.
Thx for your nice art and these sketches.
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L1qw1d Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
And in one strip, you just destroyed 20 years of Rob Liefeld's work.
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CaptainSpaceFucker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, though you have a good handle on your expressions, I still find that most of your female characters suffer from same-face syndrome.
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nebezial Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
scroll down and have fun readin discussion on that very issue
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CaptainSpaceFucker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I guess it must be a valid point then :shrug: though I didn't mean to harp on about something you already knew. Sorry bout that.
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nebezial Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
dont worry about it, but yeah it is a long going issue that mostly arises with either people who pick a specific style or are hired to do a dpecific set of characters that have from the very beginning been made to fit a norm
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Disney cartoons are a great place to study expressions...or Pixar since Disney no longer animates.
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Faythsrequiem Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That or graphic novels =)
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esfenico Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style
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MallonIllustration Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
This needs to be e-mailed to Rob Liefeld about a million times.
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Ubejane Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
You're quite right, really nicely said and sketched![link]
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Mrilm Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly.
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Herebellama Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Simply done, but I'm faving it for teh encouragement it give me.
Too many of my characters hold an ironic look on their face. (raised eyebrow)
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EsBest Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
:wave:

Good point and thanks for sharing. It will a good reference as I practice this summer to home my skills. All the different angles will help me a lot too.

As always, you do rock, *nebzial :headbang:

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TFSakon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Wow I love it it's so expressive.
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Narutaki2000 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Interesting experiment!
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MagnusMansson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx for the reminder!
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LukeR87 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
All faces you draw are characteristic... they're different but they're all similar in some way...
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Great stuff.
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Annwyl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I have said that your facial expressions are one of my favorite parts of your drawings. some of them are so crazy i just can't but bursting out laughing.
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ephelan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ironically, your faces are what I adore most.
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Thanks for this great reminder.
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SchneeKatze09 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A great reminder! :)
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Mister-Jackson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I was reading the comments, particularly the one about professionalism and what not honestly it doesn't bother me that the faces are generic, what bothers me is when theres a lack of expression. Cheers to you mate I feel like its one of those things we take for granted, but its hard as hell to pull off correctly. Especially since when you screw up everyone knows you screwed up.
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DPRagan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Added this to my character studies, be warned, oddly I have people faving that entire folder.

lol
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lucas-irineu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
You know, Mr. Nebezial, this is nice and all and your work is simply amazing, but I've been meaning to say something for a very long time.

You really need to work on your female faces.
Because they are awesome and beautifully drawn, but they are all the same. If you go through your drawings of female characters and ignore the body and the hair style, you'll see that the faces are all nearly the same thing. And it doesn't happen at all on your males, who're great and diverse. But it'd really be awesome if you tried to add the same diversity to your females.
It doesn't do any harm to your art when it's just one girl in the picture - but when you have various women showing up at the same time or at the same story, it becomes pretty clear and it makes me think, "This is awesome, but it could be even more awesome if there was more variety in those faces".
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nebezial Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
you do realize that all of us comic artists reuse the same faces?... iiit comes with the territory of allways having to deal with inherited characters .

now when a stylistic approach is used... then imma have to pull the ... every style reuses faces thing

you see in the visual storytellign you are given a short amount of time to do a fuckload of work.

so you cut corners


now, here is why it doesnt happen on males... you inherit male characters that are in general different.

take any comic from any artist anyd in females you will find an archetype of beauty repeated

males on the other hand have about a dozen archetypes of beauty

handsome but rugged, pretty boy, charismatic ide olf man, evil but sexy.. there is a fuckload of them and they all work... buut with commercial society as it is and the archetype of feminine beauty being what it is, us comic artists are your purveyors of comfort food on a monthly basis


i hope you understand now :)
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lucas-irineu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I understand that, but even then, I feel that you don't always have to use the archetypes of beauty, there are many ways of drawing beautiful women other than the "default" ones.

But in the end it is all up to you and what you decide to do, I didn't want to say this in the first place, since you're an established artist and a really good one, too, and I do realize that sometimes cutting corners is needed, I just feel that people don't have to do that *all* the time, you know?

but either way whatever you do I'll keep looking at your stuff and I'll keep enjoying it
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nebezial Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
sorry mate, but as long as the archetype sells... trust me its not that i havent tried...soooo many times,but i am hired to do whyt they need me to do, and that is exactly what i deliver. when you are a professional , you do as ayou are told. this is also one of those reasons why you see so few characters that arent Caucasian in comics. bottom line is... focus groups say, this or that sells, so noone really asks the artist what he or she wants to draw but thats why i got ravine, my own world with my own characters
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lucas-irineu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Well yeah, I understand it in professional works, you're being hired to do that, and you do it, and that's cool. There's still the personal work though where you're allowed to get away from that
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nebezial Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
uhuh.. as i said i got ravine for what i want to do
but even that has to sell in the end. welcome to commercialism mate.. it sucks but its all we got
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DaiGurrenDrift Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Good luck with them capillaries. Feisty little creatures.
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Lakiver Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Your characters' expressions has always been one of my favorite things about your art.
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luizcotta Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Indeed.
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :blowkiss:
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iMorgasmic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, this is just so good.
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mediocremind Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love the face palm...i do that on a daily basis!!!
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FanArtFantast Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Perfect! Now all i have to do is find a way to travle back in time and tattoo this to the inside of Liefeldīs eyelids!
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BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Goes for photos as well :nod:
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