Facial Expressions

Facial Expressions Cover

Facial Expressions

A Visual Reference for Artists

By Mark Simon

Watson-Guptill, Paperback, 9780823016716, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2005

All artists are tired of persuading their nearest and dearest to look sad look glad look mad madder no, even madder okay, hold it. For those artists (and their long-suffering friends), here is the best book ever. Facial Expressions includes more than 2,500 photographs of 50 faces men and women of a variety of ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities each demonstrating a wide range of emotions and shown from multiple angles. Who can use this book? Oh, only every artist on the planet, including art students, illustrators, fine artists, animators, storyboarders, and comic book artists. But wait, there's more Additional photos focus on people wearing hats and couples kissing, while illustrations show skull anatomy and facial musculature. Still not enough? How about a one-of-a-kind series of photos of lips pronouncing the phonemes used in human speech? Animators will swoon and artists will show a range of facial expressions from happy to happiest to ecstatic.

About the Author
Mark Simon owns A&S Animation, a cel animation house, and Animatics & Storyboards, the largest storyboard house in the south. His previous books include Facial Expressions and Storyboards: Motion in Art. He lives in Orlando, Florida.