A character’s face is an index of his personality. Facial expressions are the key to express emotions apart from body language. Technically, the face has many numbers of muscles and combinations of these muscles make an expression.
When a character is happy, sad, cheerful, angry, scared or shocked the face literally morphs and creates those emotions using the combination of eyes and mouth shapes. In our face the three major elements that helps express an emotion effectively are eyes, eyebrows and mouth.
• While trying to draw a characters face we can accentuate the emotions by exaggerating the proportions and going to the extremes of one’s face.
• Having a reference or a mirror by your side is always helpful for drawing the expressions correctly.
Kindly refer to the video for a detailed process: