The format required concise and quick communication of emotions in a limited space and format. Neutral expressions serve as the baseline for a character. Laura Reilander 's curator insight, November 22, 7: If you compare the eyes of my examples, you will see they are similar to eyes in the smiling examples, but the eyebrows shift the expression of the eyes. How to grow my audience and develop my traffic? Naturalistic tears are sadder than this, whereas most other exaggerations increase the feeling.
The blush is pretty self explanatory. More outgoing, young, or personable characters have larger eyes and consequently more exaggerated and noticeable expressions. The most common features include youthfulness as a physical trait younger age or pigtails or as an emotional trait such as a naive or innocent outlook, a childlike personality, or some obvious sympathetic weakness the character works hard to correct extreme clumsiness or a life-threatening disease but never really succeeds to get rid of. In response, a visual language developed to overcome these limits—sweat drops, beady eyes, popping veins, and other stylizations. Sometimes, you will see a series of small sweat drops that increase as the distress increases. This can mean the character is plotting something devious. This sort of makes him look like he is angry, yet hurt or upset at someone or something.
Emotions and Facial Expressions - Zerochan Anime Image Board
Draw a line between the nose line and the bottom of the face. Parallel vertical lines with dark shading over the head or under the eye may represent mortification, fatigue , or horror. This is just my suggestion. The character seems depressed, but not as sad as the previous example.
How to Draw Facial Expressions (Part 1)
Description: Spirals indicate confusion or dizziness, while flames or wide empty semicircles indicate that the character is angry or vengeful. Poses of various types, scenes of electric power lines , and other common conventions of anime expand the language. Draw the mouth with a light smile. For an embarrassed look draw the eyebrows in a slight upside down arc and raw the eyes looking down.