This tutorial teaches how to draw facial expressions based around the emotion of happiness. The sketches demonstrate the expression of emotional content through all of the facial features such as the eyes, eyebrows, nose, cheeks and mouth. There are so many variants of the happy emotion and I outline a few basic ones that establish major emotions. This is the first in a planned series of tutorials on how to draw facial expressions. The techniques learned in this video can be applied to all forms of drawing, sketching and illustration but is especially focused towards drawing for 2d hand drawn animation.

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