How to Draw Anime Expressions

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STEP 1. In this step, I show you the basics on the common emotion: happy. There are some key points you should direct your focus to in order to create a truly happy emotion. 1. The upper lids are hooped close to the point that it reaches the lower lid. Loving and friendly characters generally have circular eyes. 2. The lower lid should have a circular curve to it as well.   STEP 2. This step will guide you on creating a facial expression that is indeed, heating! 1. The brows should be pointing inwards at a sharp angle to show that it’s in stress. If you want the brows to appear realistic, add round pieces of flesh that tip the ends of the brows. 2. Mad expressions, just like sad, or embarrassed, have blush type marks. Adding these marks will give the emotion an interpretation of redness. 3. Generally, angry faces have clenched teeth and shading.   STEP 3. This is basically an emotion that is used when a character is in distress. 1. Draw the eyebrows pointed upwards towards each other. 2. Tears are typically drawn from the edges of the eye. Sometimes they can be drawn slightly in the middle of the eye. 3. Like the angry emotion, distressed emotions have blush marks as well.   STEP 4. There are many styles of expressions you can put your anime character in. Explore and research the different possibilities.   STEP 5. First, start off with the basic guidelines for the shape of the face. You want to build a solid face shape before you move onto anything else.   STEP 6. Then, move onto drawing the face shape and inner details to face. You can start creating your own facial emotion from this point on.   STEP 7. Then, continue drawing the rest of the facial features and the beginnings of drawing the hair. Add a mouth to give this simple happy emotion, life.   STEP 8. Finish up drawing the hair. Depict the motion that the hair is moving in before you start designing your own. Finish off extra facial details as well.   STEP 9. Here's what your line art should resemble. If you went on and drew your own facial expression or character, then ignore this step. Thanks for viewing this tutorial and have fun! I hope it helped!   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9.