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25 Smiles Challenge by Zerinity 25 Smiles Challenge by Zerinity
A response to :iconnapalmnacey:'s 25 Essential Expressions Exercise.

They're all adjectives instead of nouns because "smile" is supposed to go after them, but writing it 25 times seemed a little redundant.

A mirror might be useful. Or if you happen to have a really good actor friend. Or google. Anyways, I applaud any artist that can successfully complete this. Especially the "Endeared" smile. It is my favorite, one of the most difficult, and the epitome of all smiles.

Consider the emotion behind each smile. For example "knowing" and "endeared" may seem like similar soft smiles, but knowing contains either some bit of weariness and/or, well, knowing. This can be communicated by tension along the brow line with regular set eyes. Endeared on the contrary is just about as soft as you can get with such love that the mouth is almost forgetting what it's trying to do and the eyes are very lowered. A gentle light and relaxed shoulders will also help portray this.
Again, good luck.

Feel free to ask for clarifications, make suggestions on a smile I'm missing, or point out mistakes.

If you use this meme, please link me the finished product. I'd really like to see what people come up with.
Also provide in the artist's comments for your deviation a link back to the blank template, so others can try.


Thanks.

=)

*edit: some good examples: haruka-shir.deviantart.com/art… ze-rofruits.deviantart.com/art…

*edit 2: Duchenne is the "twinkling eyes", aka, very characteristic squinting (that isn't the just corners of the mouth pushing up the cheeks). It's a very amiable, warm smile and you barely need the mouth (my brother and I often squint at each other warmly without using our mouths). Example: brokenspines.files.wordpress.c… More scientific information here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile#Du…


*edit 3: I know there's a spelling error, but I don't have the psd file anymore and I'm lazy. *throws up arms*
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:iconpsycho23:
psycho23 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a good challenge!
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
sweet!
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EmgemxSonic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :aww:

I used your meme. Thank you so much!

emgemxsonic.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
VERY NICE!
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:iconverouzumaky:
verouzumaky Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist
vaya! realmente me gusto mucho!! owo
voy a tratar de hacerlo y ver como queda x3
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Buena suerte!
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:iconverouzumaky:
verouzumaky Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist
muchas gracias!! aca lo tengo echo owo
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algunas sonrisas fueron un gran desafio x3
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Bien hecho!
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:iconblazedblack:
BlazedBlack Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Going to do this now ^^
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
YAY!!
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January3rd Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I'm not really good at keeping consistent, but that's practice is for! Which this meme gave me! Thank you!

january3rd.deviantart.com/art/…
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's very consistent! GOOD JOB!!!
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:iconjanuary3rd:
January3rd Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Oh thank you! I'm really relived!
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:icondarkenedowl:
DarkenedOwl Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I had so much fun with this I did two! :) [link] and [link]
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
eh-hehheh, nice
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:icondarkenedowl:
DarkenedOwl Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconjremy-alexandria:
Jremy-Alexandria Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
seems like a challenge! But I like that!
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
whoot!
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:iconartizluv:
Artizluv Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I filled out your meme: [link]
It was a bit of a challenge to fill out, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. :) I filled it out in a crayon style too because works of beautiful shaded art would have taken too long. |"D
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch, you did really well!
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:iconartizluv:
Artizluv Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot~! ^_^
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:iconp-a-jason:
P-A-Jason Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll try it, just to habe fun. ^^
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
M'k!
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:iconvalerietoskodes:
ValerieToskodes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I'll try this! :D ...Once I actually manage to do the regular 25 expressions meme. :XD:
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I haven't even done my own meme, yet, so don't feel pressured. :'D
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:iconvalerietoskodes:
ValerieToskodes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: I'll take my time then, I guess.
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:iconkoru-ru:
Koru-ru Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll do this sometime! (:
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool beans!
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:icon1stw:
1STW Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Digital Artist
This meme looked cool, so I decided to try [link] : D
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy cow! Amazing job! Thanks for linking me!
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:icon1stw:
1STW Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much X3 also thank you for making such a creative meme : D
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Welcome! C:
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MICO-G Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very niiiiiiiice! Thanks for linking it to me!
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MICO-G Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
my pleasure !! ^^
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:iconmini-wolfsbane:
Mini-Wolfsbane Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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chill13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do have a question. 'Humorous'. Does that mean THEY find something mildly humorous or the smile itself is funny?

Some of these are going to be hard to differenciate. Like 'Proud', 'Pleased' and 'Confident'. They're all very similar. But I'm giving it a try!
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I was thinking from their point of view.

'Proud' is boastful and obnoxious, teeth exposed, possibly closed eyes. "Pleased" should be smaller and pleasant, no teeth, softened eyes. "Confident" with a slight furrow of determination in the brow.

Good luck! :'D
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chill13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I actually finished it! Didn't think I would. [link] It's not perfect and I'm not completely happy with all of them but it was fun to do, thanks.
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Kado-Kattsune Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
I'm going to do this! I'm going to do this twice! I know just the characters I'm going to use! .....Now if only my Cintiq would arrive so I could figure out how to use it....*shifty eyes*
But eventually I WILL do this!!
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yay!
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:icontama-chan94:
Tama-chan94 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconchallengeacceptedplz: Challenge accepted
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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Dusklight-07 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
[link]
finally did it.
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lovely! Thanks
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Dusklight-07 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
No problem
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Spoonfayse Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Filled this out: [link]
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:iconzerinity:
Zerinity Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. It was awesome.
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