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25 Essential Expressions by napalmnacey 25 Essential Expressions by napalmnacey
This is a challenge and an exercise that I find incredibly helpful when hashing out a new character. It's good to have nearby when doing your panels and you're thinking, "Damn, what does So-and-so's nose do in this expression?" Or maybe your drawing isn't consistent and you want to keep a certain look? Catalogue them on this sheet first and keep it nearby for easy reference!

I'd be more than happy to see filled out sheets in other people's devs! Let me know if you do post it cause I'd like to see it!

EDIT: Fixed typo, took away 'surprised' and replaced it with 'tired', then added 'surprised' to 'shocked'. I want to thank the forum folk at girl-wonder.org for the suggested changes!

EDIT the 2nd: WOW. This thing has taken off! I will read all your comments eventually, it'll just take me some time!

The Tutorial that this exercise sheet goes with. Enjoy!
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:iconyogfan:
Yogfan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
25 expressions meme

This was a lot of fun to do! 
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John-the-stickifier Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Made one! Starring me!

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Saphira455 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This will be helpful.
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kami892 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  New Deviant
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Nova1500 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
I did it! I credited you, don't worry. Thanks for doing this! It was really helpful!
here
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:iconbuddythehedgefox:
Buddythehedgefox Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Puqqlez Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the template bud; heres my finished one ;v;
puqqlez.deviantart.com/art/MEM…
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TwintailCat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Student General Artist
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Thank you so much for this <3
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Twin-Sanity Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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That was so very helpful! Thank you so much!
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AlphaSapphire7 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much fun! Here' the one I did-alphasapphire7.deviantart.com/…
Thanks for making it :happybounce: 
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elf-mermaid Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
This is really helpful! I will post a second comment when I have completed this. I'm so glad I found this! :)
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IndigoOfTheHeavens Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2016  Student General Artist
I did it and thank you! :D It's awesome! I added five of them here since there were key expressions that are done that wasn't covered so I added them in but credited you. :3 fav.me/d9rokuw It did what it was supposed to do and really helped me with the often confusing expressions of my persona. xD By the end of it I had the proportions almost down pat and didn't need as much references or help. xD
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Wild-Dracoyena Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried it here. I changed two of them though. I couldn't see him ever making a flirty or drunk face.
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FantasyManiac98 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Thank you! This is amazing.
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:iconnyalen:
nyalen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw this templete filled with another artist's character and I got here!
I'm so filling this with mine!
thank you!
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DaRudeDragon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've done it ovo/ fav.me/d9qq0fp
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:iconannariart:
AnnaRIART Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS GOLD!
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:iconlittle-nose-frisk:
Little-Nose-Frisk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Totes using this for my Gemsona! Crediting!
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:iconkirstations:
kirstations Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Currently doing this for Medic from TF2 :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconarinatira:
Arinatira Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for doing this cool meme :D Here is my Sheet La'tiffa Expressions by Arinatira
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Belle-Skies Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great idea!!! Thank you for sharing!
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:iconjetera:
Jetera Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still sweet :)
Zeirash - 25 expressions by Jetera
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:iconnextyphoon:
NexTyphoon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, I really wanna try this out. How do I do it?
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xXcrystalshine39Xx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suggest printing it, sketching the expressions, scan it, and then finishing it up in an art program.
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:iconnextyphoon:
NexTyphoon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay...though I normally just draw on the computer, I'll try it sometime.
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xXcrystalshine39Xx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah thats cool. I kinda have trouble with drawing expressions on the computer that aren't normal ones so you can do it what ever way works for you.
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:iconnextyphoon:
NexTyphoon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I'll try it :)
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YellowLuckyPig Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oh that helps thank you. 
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:iconultraman400:
ultraman400 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll give this a go.
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:iconleygo:
Leygo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my all time favourite memes °v°
Draco Stryx - Expression Meme Daskan by Leygo
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Srigal Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Is something bad that a character has a grin almost all the time? Well, i guess the shape of the grin and eyes would say something else about what is (s)he thinking about (except if (s)he is a good liar).
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Spookykitty9 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Like Sans the skeleton :3

I personally don't think it'd be bad, you'd just have to rely on changing the eyes and exact shape of the smile/grin to express the emotion.
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GuardianofCandy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MUST DO FOR ALL 11+ OF MY OC'S!!!!!
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TheLastXGamer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Need to see a Jamie from mythbusters sheet of this.
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JPtoony Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
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:iconthelastxgamer:
TheLastXGamer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which would that be?
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:iconstarryflight:
StarryFlight Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
all of them
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TheLastXGamer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah
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QueenOxxy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for letting me use this! It's a wonderful way to practice expressions! fav.me/d9m9f1d
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Itaudia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Just finished this up for a character that's in development for a game of the tabletop rpg Exalted (3e.) It's helped a lot with the smoothing down of her personality, and I thank you very much for putting out this sheet. :) itaudia.tumblr.com/post/136333…
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HunterBeingHunted Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did this again, but with my other character :) 25 essential expressions: BLUE
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Hoples Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I made anothr for my Snake Brute :)

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FireplaceAlpaca Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
just finished filling this out, it was quite a lot of fun for me!
 fireplacealpaca.deviantart.com…
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AetasRazael134 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Napalmnacey! :D I managed to try out this challenge, thank you so much for making this! I'll leave the link to the deviation below! :huggle: 

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Dallas3rdchannel2 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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cartoonist66 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
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this is the second one I've done.
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Snakely-Alpha Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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SporeDiatrymisss Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's just say I had fun. sporediatrymisss.deviantart.co…
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