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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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:iconverouzumaky:
verouzumaky Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
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
muchas gracias!! aca lo tengo echo owo
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algunas sonrisas fueron un gran desafio x3
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BlazedBlack Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital 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  Hobbyist General Artist
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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January3rd Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you! I'm really relived!
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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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Zerinity Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
eh-hehheh, nice
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