i wish animal crossing was real like u walk into a new town dirt poor and suddenly u have a career and people who like u
Firstly, thank you so much! Hi! *flailflailflail*
Secondly, I’m still learning, but I shall pass on some tips I hope you will find helpful.
You can practice facial expressions by giving yourself a blank face to play around with. For instance:
Ta dah! A Sherlock with no mouth or eyes. The mouth and eyes convey a lot of emotion so that’s the best place to start experimenting. The body itself is a whole ‘nother kettle of fish so we’ll leave that for another day.
I made Sherlock pissy because why not? I didn’t have to change his facial structure very much, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. In the beginning, however, I recommend focusing on the eyes, the eyebrows, and the positioning of the mouth.
Draw an eye. Push and pull the top and bottom lids, pinch the corners, add wrinkles, throw in a tear or two. There’s really no limit when you’re playing and it’s a great exercise animation wise. How warped can I make Object A? Is it still recognizable as Object A? Will more lines make Object A more dynamic? Etc, etc.
The same goes for the mouth. Twist and turn and pinch and pull.
Make as many expressions as you can imagine with your blank face outline. The more you practice, the easier it gets. Once you’ve found your groove, you can alter the face by scrunching the brow, tilting the chin, wrinkling the nose. Change the hair, change the posture. There’s no limit to what you can do. Which is pretty much the best thing ever. *throws confetti*