Anatomy of Facial Expression

54.95 $

Realistic expressions inspire real emotions

Don’t just read about it when you can see it! Our second book makes it much easier for artists to understand facial anatomy – often the most challenging area of human anatomy to master.

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222 pages
Uldis Zarins

Anatomy For Sculptors ®
Anatomy Next, Inc.
(1st January, 2017)
1st Edition

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Extremely educational for anyone who wants to raise their facial expressions game to the next level

my name is Stjepan Sejic. i’m a comic creator who has for years been known for my ability to write and draw characters that feel invested in their own surroundings. a bit part of that is the nuanced language of facial expressions. while i was predominantly self taught there was still a desire to get my hands on a good book that explains what is happening under the skin.

a book that would help me decipher this riddle of emotions expressed through miniscule muscle movements. this is the book i was looking for my whole life. i highly recommend it to anyone interested in animation and comics as both those fields require often a knowledge of anatomy that abandons overreliance on reference photos and requires actual understanding of anatomy in motion suffice to say, this is a five star review and i’d give it a ten if i could! kudos!

Stjepan Sejic

Just wow!

I started sculpting a few months ago and I love books, so obviously I bought every book on the planet, some were good, most were ok. What I rarely found were the views from all the sides. I mean what does it help you to see a smile but you don’t know what happens from side view-ears, cheeks, etc. This book shows it all, just wow. I am a visual type and every page is a visual. Amazing. I can’t wait to sculpt every facial expression. Definitely want to get the other book too.


Fantastic articulation reference

This book is a fantastic for anyone attempting to animate facial expressions. The breakdown and illustration of isolated muscle groups in action is worth the price alone. My only disappointment is that there’s no inclusion of full jaw articulation, but what’s there is good enough on its own.


Beautifully detailed without being overly complicated

Beautifully detailed without being overly complicated. This book helps make all the features and actions of the human face digestible and fun to learn! Hands down the best facial anatomy book I’ve ever come across, I am very happy with my investment in it.

Danielle Cruz