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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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:iconwild-dracoyena:
Wild-Dracoyena Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Thank you! This is amazing.
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:iconnyalen:
nyalen Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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 Artist
Totes using this for my Gemsona! Crediting!
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:iconkirstations:
kirstations Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  New Deviant 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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:iconbelle-skies:
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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:iconyellowluckypig:
YellowLuckyPig Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  New Deviant 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  New Deviant 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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:iconguardianofcandy:
GuardianofCandy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MUST DO FOR ALL 11+ OF MY OC'S!!!!!
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:iconthelastxgamer:
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 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
all of them
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:iconthelastxgamer:
TheLastXGamer Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah
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:iconqueenoxxy:
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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:iconitaudia:
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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:iconhunterbeinghunted:
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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:iconhoples:
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: 

aetasrazael134.deviantart.com/…
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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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zendayathecutewolfb Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconpoke-chann:
Poke-Chann Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Student
my art teacher printed this out for class one time
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AquaShadow3 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist
((I notice that "flustered" isn't on this list. 

And I would just die if you made an edit so someone could draw in a bad pun face (or punny), hee hee~))

((Just an idea~ X33))

((Love the guide though! I'll definitely fill it out sometime and link you~ You'll know via Mention~ X33))
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Sagely-Sam Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Used! --->fav.me/d9i40x6
Thanks for making his, I found it very beneficial!
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:iconpaint-theskies:
paint-theskies Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fav.me/d9i5y3b used here!
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:iconshadow-brin:
Shadow-Brin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~! I'll be sure to use this sometime. <3
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:iconkiki-tayler:
Kiki-Tayler Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I finished filling this out. Thank you so much for creating it!
25 Expressions: Owen by Kiki-Tayler
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MrDataTheAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It was so fun I did it again! With different OC of mine.
Caroline--25 essential expressions by MrDataTheAwesome  
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MlXJ3STlC Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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MrDataTheAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesome this was really fun!
Tara- 25 Essential Expressions by MrDataTheAwesome  
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BriMG29 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
That's so cool! I think I'll give it a shot.:)
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Beginneratart Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This was so much fun! beginneratart.deviantart.com/a…
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burbwell Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I'll try this out soon.
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:iconjptoony:
JPtoony Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
I must do it...
I MUST.
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:iconsonamy6:
sonamy6 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gonna use this as a template for Gnome icons for my blog~
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Little-Nose-Frisk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional Artist
omf I love that Happy from The 7D Icon :0
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gewgawnovellist Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
I used it gewgawnovellist.deviantart.com… and made Korean ver.
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Shi-Gu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I used it here: shi-gu.deviantart.com/art/25-E…

Thanks! :happybounce:
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