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Disney faces/emotions
JustNoPoint at 12:24PM, Jan. 17, 2008
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On my quest to get better at drawing emotive faces I realized Disney would be an excellent “tutorial”

However I googled and did not discover any good sites that have many Disney faces. Mostly what I would need is a site that has screen captures of lots of the expressions.

Since I am using this to aid in drawing expressions I think I posted this in the correct board… but not really sure =P

So any sites would be very appreciative!

Thank you for your time =)
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mlai at 1:53PM, Jan. 17, 2008
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Pick the Disney movie you'd like to emulate. Then get your hands on it online or offline. Then watch it and frame-advance thru the segments with interesting frames. This is the best way.

However, this only shows you the finished product. If you want to see a picture develop thru its stages from sketch to cel, you'd need to get a Disney artbook, which they sell for their movies.

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mundy at 3:23AM, Jan. 18, 2008
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You could always check for disney model sheets under google, often they have noted facial expressions on them, they are usually also found on the special features of DVDs. I know that the recent(ish) Little Mermaid SE have them on the 2nd disc including concept drawings, influences etc.
For something Disney-esque I recently found this tutorial via a Sunday newspaper which give you 50 facial expressions here http://danidraws.com/2007/12/06/50-facial-expressions-and-how-to-draw-them/, you can also download it as a PDF
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kingofsnake at 7:12AM, Jan. 18, 2008
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mlai
Pick the Disney movie you'd like to emulate. Then get your hands on it online or offline. Then watch it and frame-advance thru the segments with interesting frames. This is the best way.

This is what I do for action sequences and kung-fu movies
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JustNoPoint at 11:16AM, Jan. 18, 2008
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Thanks for the replies. A friend of mine had The Little Mermaid which is, as far as I remember, the best for varying degrees of emotions.

mundy
You could always check for disney model sheets under google, often they have noted facial expressions on them, they are usually also found on the special features of DVDs. I know that the recent(ish) Little Mermaid SE have them on the 2nd disc including concept drawings, influences etc.
For something Disney-esque I recently found this tutorial via a Sunday newspaper which give you 50 facial expressions here http://danidraws.com/2007/12/06/50-facial-expressions-and-how-to-draw-them/, you can also download it as a PDF
That's a very useful picture, seems just doing as KOS and mlai said will be my best bet for all those subtle changes between the emotional extremes.
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Frostflowers at 1:02AM, Jan. 20, 2008
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This place is pretty good, too - they interview character designers from all sorts of genres, and post pictures (everything from the concept art to the finished stage) as well. They've got some Disney stuff.
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JustNoPoint at 6:47PM, Jan. 22, 2008
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Have I mentioned how much I love you lately?!

Great site!
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Lokidoll at 9:33PM, Jan. 22, 2008
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I sadly don't have any sites for you. But, I do have to tell you that you're right on with that. One of my best friends spent WEEKS studying different things about Disney art and by copying pictures of Donald, goofy, Micky Mouse and so on, she learned a great deal of perspective and emotions. ( her style is TOTALLY different then that normally ) So you're on the right track. Keep it up.
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