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Expressions- Mouth + Jaw by JenPenJen Expressions- Mouth + Jaw by JenPenJen
This is one of those drawings that was in my head that I had to put down half asleep for some reason XD

The thought I had was, It's not the shape of the mouth that makes the expression. It's WHICH muscles you show in work that makes an expression more intense. That's why learning about what muscles do what (contract the mouth, lift the upper lip) and what it looks like when the skin folds when the muscle is being used is so important. So it's not just adding details, it's adding the "right" details?
Add the specific muscle movements with the position of the teeth and you get something new!

It might not make sense, but it really helped me figure something out. I just went ahead and colored my sketch in Photoshop, and I hope it helps someone XDD!

:bulletred: The red arrows show which direction the muscles are pulling. :bulletred:


~Parchment paper bkg [link]
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LUWOLVESCAS Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
broken lolz/auw! X"D
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I like this sketch its really helpfull.
thx
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TheAmazingHero Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful. Thanks for making this. The last panel was pretty funny.
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ChocolateLollipop Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this!!
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Jul 1, 2013
This is very helpful.
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:iconstormwarp:
Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this!!! I had just been thinking that I needed to delve into another study the shapes of the mouth so that I could add some more creative expressions to my palate. This is perfect, and your realistic style provides an excellent "this is how it is" base for interpretation into any style.
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Feast4daBeast Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Helpful thanks and great work
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FireYuuki Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great! Thanks for posting this!
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Grace-Zed Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
jaw broken LOL XD
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Sorayazinha22 Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome and inspiring, I mentioned this in the description of one of my practices, please check it out. I'm working on expanding my art skill :)
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