The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression, Paperback

The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression Paperback

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Artists will love this book, the definitive guide to capturing facial expressions.

In a carefully organised, easy-to-use format, author Gary Faigin shows readers the expressions created by individual facial muscles, then draws them together in a section devoted to the six basic human emotions: sadness, anger, joy, fear, disgust and surprise.

Each emotion is shown in steadily increasing intensity and Faigin's detailed renderings are supplemented by clear explanatory text, additional sketches and finished work.

An appendix includes yawning, wincing and other physical reactions.

Want to create portraits that capture the real person?

Want to draw convincing illustrations? Want to show the range of human emotion in your artwork?

Get "The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression"!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, b/w throughout, 400 illustrations
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art techniques & principles
  • ISBN: 9780823004324



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Extremely detailed, the book is difficult but provides clear, if lengthy, instruction on modelling facial exdpressions--just like the title says, as it turns out.