Artists love this book, the definitive guide to capturing facial expressions. In a carefully organized, easy-to-use format, author Gary Faigin shows. The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression has ratings and 18 reviews. Parka said: (More pictures at )This book should be. The Artist’s Complete Guide To Facial Expression by Gary Faigin, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Other than the drawings created by the author Gary Faigin himself, there are also tons of examples included from other media like posters, cartoons, etc.

I found this disappointing because of the particular project I bought the book for. An appendix includes yawning, wincing, and other physical reactions. Then I took a class with a very well-known portrait sculptor, and was surprised to hear him recommend this same book. Scott Berger rated it liked it Jul 28, Anouar rated it it was ok Jul 14, There was no way to distinguish values or even get a good idea of what the illustrator was trying to express in the drawings. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Great instruction, poor reproduction of the artwork. Part two describes the muscles of expression in the three key parts of the face. I highly recommend this and it should be a staple on any artist’s shelf.


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guixe But it’s such a rich store of information that you’ll learn plenty without them. This book helped my son to learn to draw facial expression years ago, and so the Mrs.

Well, this book will help you get the facial expressions on your people right. The Best Books of I think this book is really interesting and educational for artist and readers.

I can’t explain enough how much this book has helped me. A must have for anyone doing human based computer graphics. It’s a in-depth instructional art book on facial expressions. Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators: I saw the title, ordered the book and was extremely disappointed when it arrived; the last thing I wanted was someone else’s interpretations of facial muscles. Faigin is an extremely talented sketch artist and his drawings will teach you a lot, but the accompanying text is really what makes this book work.

I’m a sculptor, very interested in capturing expression, and have been looking for a good book of facial expressions for some time.

Get to Know Us. Want to draw convincing illustrations? Product details File Size: I wasn’t gacial sure artst this book at first, because when I flipped through, many of the sample images seemed to be very overwrought and over-exaggerated portrayals of emotion.


John Paul rated it it was amazing Feb 06, This book takes an advanced look at the anatomy of the skull and face and ties it directly to it’s use in creating expression. Learn more about Amazon Prime. This book helped my son to learn to draw facial expression years ago, and so the Mrs.

An appendix includes yawning, wincing, and other physical reactions.

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It exceeded my expectations as a learning tool. It also teaches about WHY the fxcial looks the way it does during emotion, including musculature reactions. The write-up is really exhaustive and interesting. The text explains WHY we recognize certain muscle positions as a particular expression, and helps us understand the relationships of muscles, tissue and skin when the face moves. Thank you for your feedback.

Most fearful faces I see in real life do not have their mouth open in panic, but are still powerfully evocative.

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