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Expressions Project Template by chronicdoodler Expressions Project Template by chronicdoodler
Please submit completed projects here :iconreference-library: :)
So I am trying my hand to see if I can inspire a project to help provide more reference resources for artists here on DA.

My wishful thinking is, we have a million glamour shots and wistful looking beauties here on DA, but for the cartoon artist we rely on our own reflection to capture the melodrama and nuances of expressions. It would be very interesting to see individuals with their unique and expressive faces run the gamut of human emotion and help us learn how to draw others better!

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A few Humble Requests:

1) No makeup, save for perhaps lipstick if you go black and white. We need to see those wrinkles.

2) Don't be afraid to look grotesque, to see how the face moves and contorts is the most important thing. An artist can reduce and tone down to suit their style.

3) It is not required to make the images black and white, but I did notice it made it easier to exaggerate the the planes of the face when I didn't have to worry about color too.

4) Hair can be a valuable way to show action and emotion, but for this please pull your hair off your face.

5) If it is possible, keep the images at their original size. 9 by 16.5 at 300 dpi. This allows for a great quality image that can be printed out for individual artists use :3. When you save it as a Jpeg it should weigh in at about 8 mbs.

Please download to receive PSD template. Thank You!!!

Don't have photoshop? Download the Jpeg here [link]

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Featured article here by :iconfantasystock: [link]

CHECK HERE FOR ALL COMPLETED PROJECTS [link]

If you enjoyed this exercise, please check out another template of mine to share resources
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:iconwhhothe:
whhothe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
too late? anyway i made myself! [link]
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:iconindecisivecrabcake:
IndecisiveCrabCake Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconevolvetransform:
EvolveTransform Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconangermuffin:
angermuffin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have loved this project for a long time now, and finally filled out a page of expressions, myself! [link] Thank you so much for creating a great resource for artists!
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:iconjonathanhasenfus:
JonathanHasenfus Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
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:iconhusgryph:
Husgryph Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gaah,I thought this blank for art,stupid me :XD:
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:iconeonridr:
eonridr Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Hi, great work here! thanks for the inspiration.

I wish to kindly ask permission to this as a stock image for my artwork? I know its for reference but I mam doing alot alot of manipulations and effects and it will be great if I can use your help. I am a serious artist and I sincerely hope you can agree about this, please let me know what you think. my email is eonridr@yahoo.com.sg

cheers,
Alf
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:iconchronicdoodler:
chronicdoodler Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I don't mind if you use mine, but you have to ask each submitter permssion to use their phoos for anything other than reference.
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:iconwaterfish5678901:
waterfish5678901 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
[link] did iiiittt
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:iconzobodahobo:
zobodahobo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
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:iconxejicka:
Xejicka Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Better than art class!
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:icontamarar:
tamaraR Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Used your awesome template here: [link] :heart:
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:iconshylent-introvert:
shylent-introvert Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello ! this is very helpful, thank you so much !

[link]
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:iconrhythmac:
rhythmac Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am famous for amazing facial expressions. I'm doing it! But is it alright if I skip a few?
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:iconchronicdoodler:
chronicdoodler Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thats fine :)
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:iconnoranfikri:
NoranFikri Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
used here [link] , thanks!
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:iconvladimirmasters:
vladimirmasters Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
um i made one but i don't know if i'm supposed to send you a link or something XD [link]
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:iconrevanrek:
RevanREK Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a great idea I just love it, here's mine. [link] It was very fun to do, thank you for creating this!! :hug:
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:iconsakkeru:
Sakkeru Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Is it okay if I'm wearing headphones? It doesn't really matter to me, I just like wearing them.
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:iconchronicdoodler:
chronicdoodler Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I think that would actually be very helpful, headphones are popular accessories, but very difficult to draw so seeing them at all angles will be just as helpful as the expressions. Go for it and thank you.
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:iconsakkeru:
Sakkeru Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Okay then! I'll do that now~
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:iconsakkeru:
Sakkeru Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think I'll try this.
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:iconthe-black-wolf:
The-Black-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student
Uhm...I don't know if you want this one...because I didn't really do the whole thing...and I am wearing eyeliner...but I do like to think of myself as quite, uh, expressive. haha
[link]

Great project. (:
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:iconrarestereocats:
RAREstereoCATS Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
This was really fun to do. :dummy: [link]
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:iconprofessionalvillain:
ProfessionalVillain Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so much going to do this!
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:iconprofessionalvillain:
ProfessionalVillain Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And I did it! [link]
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:iconth3witchinghour:
Th3WitchingHour Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
I didn't know if I should wear glasses or not, so I did one with my glasses on, and one with them off:
[With Glasses]
[Without Glasses]
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:iconnonutritionalvalue:
NoNutritionalValue Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012   General Artist
[link] <__>
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:iconsanpasazzaro:
SanpaSazzaro Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Done! :D
[link]
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:iconyajuu-27:
Yajuu-27 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did your meme ! :3
Here it is : [link]

Thanks. It was really fun. : )
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:iconnickiecakes:
NickieCakes Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I finally done this. I don't know how to do templates at all really. So the size might be wrong. But here
[link]
Not even sure if I link right.
This is a first for a lot of things
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:iconbackwardssnappy:
BackwardsSnappy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
I will make one! c:
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:iconbackwardssnappy:
BackwardsSnappy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
All done!
[link]
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:iconnuclearloop:
NuclearLoop Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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:iconi-start-moshpits:
I-Start-Moshpits Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I did it too :) this is the first meme I have ever filled in! such a good idea :) [link]
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:iconai-to-kokoro:
Ai-to-Kokoro Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Totally doing this once I get back to school!
<3
Looks like so much fun! :D
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:icongilll:
gilll Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Here's mine: [link]

HELL YEAH.
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:iconeyatree:
EyaTree Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
I did one. Here is mine. ^^

[link]
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:iconaktyere:
Aktyere Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link] Here's mine! :D
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:iconsglins:
SgLins Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It was really fun [link] :D
Forgot to take my hair out of my face, but I think it's better like this.
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:iconneonducttape:
NeonDuctTape Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student General Artist
I did it! Here it is!!!:D [link]
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:iconkoujinx:
koujinx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
I did this!
and now I'm showing it off: [link]

I would have followed the rules more correctly if I had read them before I started :/
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:iconvalisylwen:
Valisylwen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
oh man, are you still doing that it seems fun! :D haha
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:iconnickiecakes:
NickieCakes Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
I am only favoriting right now. I am going to do this soon :)
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:iconcapybaka:
capyBAKA Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've made one [link]
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:iconrabiddreams:
RabidDreams Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I done it! :3 it was so fun to do!! <3 [link]
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:iconseraphimous:
seraphimous Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
are we allowed to draw the character on it? because i dont have anything to take photos with, and i DESPERATELY want to do this
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:iconchronicdoodler:
chronicdoodler Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You may use the template if you want to draw, but I won't put in the group or favorites folder :)
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