FAIGIN THE ARTIST COMPLETE GUIDE TO FACIAL EXPRESSION PDF

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. This instructional and reference manual is a visual index of facial expressions.

It centres on the muscles of expression and their effects as a basis for understanding and analyzing those expressions they see on models and in photographs. Artists will be aided in understanding expression and in creating expression. The book is organized around three parts - part one analyz This instructional and reference manual is a visual index of facial expressions. The book is organized around three parts - part one analyzes the basic structures of the head, the fundamental forms of the skull and recurring proportions, all in preparation for understanding full facial expression in part three.

Part two describes the muscles of expression in the three key parts of the face. In part three, the basic facial forms from part two are combined to form the six basic human expressions - joy, sadness, anger, fear, disgust and surprise.

Each expression is depicted in steadily increasing intensity. Examples of facial images are drawn from a variety of photographic art and artistic sources. Get A Copy.

Hardcover , pages. Published October 1st by Watson-Guptill Publications. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. More pictures at parkablogs. It's a in-depth instructional art book on facial expressions.

The three main sections are on head structure, facial muscles and the six basic human emotions: sadness, anger, joy, fear, disgust and surprise. Every little nuance or muscle twitch on the face is analysed and explained. Other than the drawings created by the author Gary Faigin himself, there are also tons of ex More pictures at parkablogs.

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. The write-up is really exhaustive and interesting. You'll find out why smiling too much hurts, the differences between a sleepy eye and one that's looking down and a whole lot more.

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 can't recommend this book highly enough. Jan 25, Fenra rated it it was amazing. I bought the book because I like to draw people and wanted to improve myself and this book helped actually a lot. It's built up very well and shows very clearly how people perceive various facial expressions and when they seem kind of off to us.

This book shows things like false smiles which is really not that easy to describe and even harder to draw. I think everyone who wants to illustrate the inner thoughts of the persons he's drawing should have a look at this book. Feb 29, James rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Artists and students of nonverbal communication.

Shelves: arts , character-studies , psychology , reference. This is a great reference for anyone portraying the human face in any medium. It is both practical and thoughtful; it draws examples and illustrations from all cultures and historical periods, and shows in great detail, feature by feature, how the face reflects each of the primary emotions, down to the underlying musculature that causes our expressions to be what they are.

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. I used this when making some mask-type sculptures and found it helped me achieve much more powerful, authentic, and effective finished works.

It also fascinates me as a psychotherapist - just browsing through this book helps me get better at reading subtle nonverbal cues when I'm talking with people. May 19, Anna C rated it really liked it Shelves: art-instruction.

I wasn't totally sure about 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.

I was afraid that this book, like a lot of tutorials on drawing facial expressions, would be overly cartoonish. However, I didn't need to be alarmed. This is actually a super detailed, nuanced, and anatomy-focused drawing guide. The text and illustrations are clear, with precise detail about the names and functions of e I wasn't totally sure about 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.

The text and illustrations are clear, with precise detail about the names and functions of every major facial muscle. I learned a lot, and fully expect to reread this book in a few years, when I've reached a higher skill level and can work with some of smaller and more technical aspects of expression. May 02, Maria Fontes rated it it was amazing. I can't explain enough how much this book has helped me. Now I just work with this by my side. 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.

Amazing book! Jun 22, Harlen Astrid marked it as to-read. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.

Very helpful and a book I will refer to for years to come! Mar 04, Ross Cline rated it it was amazing. Jun 18, Barbara K. I've seen this book recommended for two very different purposes, the intended one as art instruction, another as an aid in helping those with Asperger's or high-functioning autism learn more about facial expressions.

It's a wonderful art instruction, in that it covers the anatomy of the face as well as the full range of facial expression. I'm not a serious portraitist, but I find that even my casual drawings of faces have tended to lack something in the past, something I wasn't coming to grips wi I've seen this book recommended for two very different purposes, the intended one as art instruction, another as an aid in helping those with Asperger's or high-functioning autism learn more about facial expressions.

I'm not a serious portraitist, but I find that even my casual drawings of faces have tended to lack something in the past, something I wasn't coming to grips with. Even in drawing a cartoon face it's helpful to understand the structure of a real one and the subtle changes in muscle tension that create expressions.

This book will help anyone who's interested in drawing more realistic or expressive faces, from beginner to advanced. View 1 comment. Oct 05, RatCreature rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , drawing , instruction. It's a very cool book with a great systematic approach as a reference for expressions. My only quibble with it is that the green overlaid color is on some pages slightly out of alignment in my copy. It's only a few millimeters but that kind of printing fault shouldn't happen in an art book.

It's nowhere bad enough to impede usefulness or legibility, though. Apr 30, Billy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: any artist. This book i indispensable to me as an artist. I cannot praise it enough. It is a detailed book with many drawings that I found very educational the first time I read it and the perfect reference each time I have read it or referred to it since.

There have been many times I have turned to this book to work out sketches and character designs. Aug 24, Mary rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfiction , hobbies. Even though I'll likely never be able to duplicate the level of art demonstrated in the book, I enjoyed it nonetheless even just as a tool to practice emotional recognition. It also teaches about WHY the face looks the way it does during emotion, including musculature reactions.

Jun 16, JordanDunn rated it it was ok. I think this book is really interesting and educational for artist and readers. May 07, Jertalbot rated it it was amazing. A must have for anyone doing human based computer graphics.

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The Artist's Complete Guide To Facial Expression

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Artists will love this book, the definitive guide to capturing facial expressions. In a carefully organised, easy-to-use format, author Gary Faigin shows readers the expressions created by individual facial muscles, then draws them together in a section devoted to the six basic human emotions: sadness, anger, joy, fear, disgust and surprise. Each emotion is shown in steadily increasing intensity and Faigin's detailed renderings are supplemented by clear explanatory text, additional sketches and finished work. An appendix includes yawning, wincing and other physical reactions. Want to create portraits that capture the real person?

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The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression

It's a very cool book with a great systematic approach as a reference for expressions. My only quibble with it is that the green overlaid color is on some pages slightly out of alignment in my copy Gary Faigin. This instructional and reference manual is a visual index of facial expressions.

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