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Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists

by Mark Simon

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Very useful, but I wish the emotion expressed was labelled under each photo and that the subjects were made to provide a set number of standard facial expressions (happy, sad, frightened, etc.) in addition to the various funny faces they make. ( )
  andy85719 | Jan 5, 2016 |
  mbugler | Mar 6, 2011 |
This is an excellent collection of reference photographs of faces and facial expressions, highly useful. ( )
  EvilJohn | Oct 1, 2006 |
Incredibly useful book for when you get tired of looking at your own goofy expressions as reference. The best thing is the variety of types of people presented, a far cry from trying to get expressions from the unlikely to be seen in real life stars and starlets of tv or movies. ( )
  cainmark | Nov 8, 2005 |
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All artists are tired of persuading their nearest and dearest to look sad…look glad…look mad…madder…no, even madder…okay, hold it. For those artists (and their long-suffering friends), here is the best book ever. Facial Expressions includes more than 2,500 photographs of 50 faces—men and women of a variety of ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities—each demonstrating a wide range of emotions and shown from multiple angles. Who can use this book? Oh, only every artist on the planet, including art students, illustrators, fine artists, animators, storyboarders, and comic book artists. But wait, there’s more! Additional photos focus on people wearing hats and couples kissing, while illustrations show skull anatomy and facial musculature. Still not enough? How about a one-of-a-kind series of photos of lips pronouncing the phonemes used in human speech? Animators will swoon—and artists will show a range of facial expressions from happy to happiest to ecstatic.

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Contains over three thousand black-and-white photographs of facial expressions designed for professional and student illustrators, cartoonists, animators, and artists.

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