Facial Expressions, Paperback Book
5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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 3,500 photographs of fifty 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, story boarders, 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Portraits in art
  • ISBN: 9780823016716

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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.

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This is an excellent collection of reference photographs of faces and facial expressions, highly useful.

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