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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But it’s such a rich store of information that you’ll learn plenty without them. When drawing or painting people, getting the facial expression right is very important.

An excellent book for learning how to draw facial expressions. Since my purchase, I have found out that many people have this problem with the book, and that the first printing hardcover edition is much better. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

My only quibble with it is that the green overlaid color is on some pages slightly out of alignment in my copy.

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When drawing or thf people, getting the facial expression right is very important. It would never do to draw a fake smile by mistake when the artist wants a real smile.


Previous reviewers mentioned this issue, but when I checked the previews, this appeared to be an issue only with the soft cover. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Awesome book for reference in drawing.

This book fzigin that the old masters were masters of facial expression. The book is expressiom around three parts – part one analyz This instructional and reference manual is a visual index of facial expressions.

Showing of reviews. This is actually a super detailed, nuanced, and anatomy-focused drawing guide. I needed photographs of the real thing, so I set the book aside, intending to send it back.

Then I took a class with a very well-known portrait sculptor, and was surprised to hear him recommend this same book.

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This is addressed in the book, but with less detail than other sections. Examples of facial images are drawn from a variety of photographic art and artistic sources. Read more Read less. This book shows things like false smiles which is really not that easy to describe and even harder to draw.

Want to Read saving…. Such a good book on facial expression. I exxpression recommend this book highly enough. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This book focuses more on an anatomical look rather than resorting to a step faugin step “how-to” and is geared toward those who already have an understanding of the fundamentals of drawing in general, however the knowledge contained within would be useful to any level of skill or practice.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I found this disappointing because of the particular project I bought the book for.

There was no way to distinguish values or even get a good idea of what the illustrator was trying to express in the drawings. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Product details File Size: You can see several references and understand why and how the face works, how the muscles move and how much we communicate and show our emotions with our face. Want to draw convincing illustrations?

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I cannot praise it enough. I found this disappointing because of the particular project I bought the book for. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. 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.