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How to Draw Facial Expression - Happy

By YUKIO ONISHI and MANGA UNIVERSITY

Introduction

Who doesn’t like a happy character? Even grumpy or evil characters have something that makes them happy, although you probably won't be able to tell just by looking at them. But that’s a different story! Here, we will look at how to draw happy and smiling characters, and I will show you how tiny changes can make a huge difference. We'll focus mainly on how simply changing the eyebrows and mouth can create an entirely different mood.

STEP 1: Have a Character Designed

First, we have an expressionless character. The eyebrows and mouth are relatively flat - we cannot see what he is feeling or what his personality is like. He’s just there… staring ...

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