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Hello! I'm struggling to draw portraits with expressions. Straight faces are not a problem anymore. Any tips or references?
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Thank you for asking this question. It has inspired me to research to understand facial muscles and how they move. There are 43 muscles in the human face. That's what I got from the how stuff works.com
I found this video recently about facial expressions; it was very helpful!
And it also has a second part, I didn't watch it but it goes into further detail:
In terms of references, Noah & Rachel Bradley have a nice set of expression references available:
Hope these resources help a bit!
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