Thursday, August 1, 2013

Blurred Lines

Expressions Part 2 - Visual Vocabulary of Graphic Novels, Comic Books and Comic Strips

Don't let this happen to your drawings.

You want your drawings to show different expressions. For these examples, I'm using a head only. The head only makes for blurry communication and leaves interpretation up for grabs. Without a body and context the viewer's reaction to what the expression is saying limits the true communication.

Using the face from yesterday and just moving the eyebrows around, you will find that doing that changes the expression. Sometimes it doesn't take much. There's a time to be subtle and their's a time to exaggerate. 

I've adapted an expression chart for our purposes here.

That concludes today's discussion.

Now to the conclusion of  the contest. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. You are all awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Be on the lookout for the next contest.

Now let's find out who are our

And the winners of the Jot Pro are
+Peter Chiu


+Andy Hunt

Enjoy your new stylus!

to be continued…

read next - Can You Feel it?
previous - Express Yourself!

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