Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Eye Studies Part 6: Gary Faigin, "The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expressions"

There are lots of books that describe themselves as "definitive", but I haven't seen many that live up to that description as well as Gary Faigin's book, "The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expressions". Faigin not only goes into great detail about facial structures, and what the artist should be aware of above and below the surface, but it backs each observation up with numerous illustrations. This book rivals Vanderpoel's book in its detailed analysis of the underlying structure of the face, and it focuses mainly on what makes one face different from another, and how facial expressions change its appearance.

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