Not only did I get their new book signed, but I also won signed copies of some of their other books! Just thought I would share my good fortune with all of you
Time for another update to Adventures in Cartooning (Or Things I Wish I Knew Months Ago). This time I want to talk about facial expressions.
I’ve been having a hard time getting my art to portray the right amount of emotion while drawing and I think one of the problems is my characters expression. I found a couple great resources on the subject that I thought I would share with any other artists out there.
The first is found at a webcomic called Lackadaisy. The site features a few articles on drawing and one sticks out as a great tutorial on facial expressions.
The second is The Grimace Project, which is an animated face that has sliders you can adjust to show a range of emotion. This is really fun to play will even if you aren’t looking for an expression!
I hope to incorporate some stuff from this into my comic strip in the near future, and I hope that this has helped some other creators out there.
Smash: 'Dat Force Field Generator I gave ya in Coast City* is also a Universal Translator.
*back in 9/19/2011
2 - (Gary looks nervous)
Smash: Ya still got it right?
Gary: Uh, yeah.
3 - (Smash glares at Gary)
Gary: I've been using it as one of the legs on this couch. By the way, I broke your couch.