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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Not Enabled Screen Reader: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I used this when making some mask-type sculptures and found it helped me achieve much more powerful, authentic, and effectiv This is a great reference for anyone portraying the human face in any medium.

You need to actually read the book. An appendix includes yawning, wincing, and other physical reactions. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Trivia About The Artist’s Comp This book upped my game by providing detailed knowledge on exactly how expression is formed and why, allowing me to use these tools to create more subtle and nuanced visual notes. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Even though I’ll likely never be able to duplicate the level of art demonstrated in the faigun, I enjoyed it nonetheless even just as a tool to practice emotional recognition.

I took this out from the library, but I think I need to own it. Want to show the range of human emotion in your artwork? 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.


I was VERY disappointed by the print quality of this book and returned it. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It exceeded my expectations as a expressipn tool. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from complte restaurants. I highly recommend this and it should be a staple on any artist’s shelf. May 02, Maria Fontes rated it it was amazing. It exceeded my expectations as a learning tool. Previous reviewers mentioned this issue, but when I checked the previews, this appeared to be an issue only with the soft cover.

It’s a in-depth instructional art book on facial expressions. Drawing the Human Head. 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.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This book i indispensable to me as an artist. Set up a giveaway. Not Enabled Word Wise: For those relying on those previews, the hardcover has the same overdrawn look as the softcover preview.

Detalhes do produto Capa comum: As a buide illustrator I found this book incredibly helpful. This is addressed in the book, but with less detail than other sections.

A must have for anyone doing human based computer graphics. He’s carefully catalogued what each of the muscle groups in the face is doing throughout the expression of an emotion, and the sketches simply show what he’s talking about. I needed photographs of the real thing, so I set the book aside, intending to send it back. Such a good book on facial expression. 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.


It emphasized how much all of these expressions are shown in the entire body. Atia rated it liked it Apr 09, It’s not only useful for drawing, but also very practical in real life with the new found ability to differentiate real from fake expressions — reading faces.

I have not seen the first edition and it’s only available through used book sellers. More pictures at parkablogs. Learn more about Amazon Prime. You need to actually read the book.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Ships from and sold by Amazon. I saw the title, ordered the fwigin and was extremely disappointed when artiet arrived; the last thing I wanted was someone else’s interpretations of facial muscles. Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers. Well, this book will help you get the facial expressions on your people right.

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Part two describes the muscles of expression in the three key parts of the face. I think everyone who wants to illustrate the inner thoughts of the persons he’s drawing should have a look at this book.

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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. There have been many times I have turned to this book to work out sketches and character designs.