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Yes, another weird deviaiton from me.
It's the summary of a school project from last year. What was the task there again? I forgot. All I remember is that I didn't really stick to the given topic.

Anyway, my intention here was to show how emotions and ideas are interpreted individually, and therefore translated into facial gestures in very different, unique ways. All I gave those models (or rather, actors) were 8 keywords to work with, only sometimes a brief explanation to avoid misunderstanding. They would try to express that keyword with their mimic, in a deliberately exaggerated way.
The result is pretty interesting, it's funny to see how different some interpretations are, and how characteristic parallels of the expressions became evident.

Another thing that struck me was that there seem to be people who just can't act! Maybe I shouldn't be so surprised, but I had a hard time getting some of the models to activate their facial muscles... But, thanks to that fact, we have a nice, interesting result here :)

Layout inspired by this old experiment, where facial expressions were provoked with electricity that stimulated certain muscles: [link]
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:iconpurplerose:
What an amazing project. These would look awesome on a larger scale in a gallery setting.

I don't see this project done that often on this scale. However, I'm glad you did it and you did it well.

Each image is exposed perfectly. Everyone fills roughly the same amount of space in each frame. I think it would work better if you had the text on the side read left to right in a horizontal format, or up and down in a vertical format. Also, the "grimace" face looks a bit exaggerated in most of the models. Maybe you could take it out completely? Or, if you redo this project, get people you know and trust to fulfill your requests better.

In all, a wonderful and interesting project!
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BDraw Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome! I hope you don't mind me using these for drawing practice, since I'm sure they'd be an immense help.

Ed-factor aside, I love how in some of the categories, the people do almost the exact same thing, while in others, everyone makes a completely different expression.
I'm sure this would also make a great poster to put on your wall if you use photos of your friends or family.
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RedInksHeart Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really enjoyed this!

The different types of people, and all the expressions. Its a nice variety.


Great work!
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Ellofayne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really cool! I like that second guy, I think he reacted the same way that I would react, but to everything! haha
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Abi-R Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Wow, this is such a great concept! And the photos are great, I simply adore the overall crisp look.
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hokeyeah Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
:D THIS IS EEPPIICC!!!!!!!!
(Yes this term is overused but it is absolutely 100% applicable to this deviation. Bam.)
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UrielReyes Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011   Photographer
Excellent!
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unusualme Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! cool idea =)
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BrennaMichelle Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Photographer
I Love this, this is absolutely brilliant.
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:iconone-of-those-boys:
One-of-those-boys Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student Photographer
Hudge project !!!!
I love the idea !!!!
bravo !!!
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autodistruzione Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
ahahah! I love this project! Great great work! ++++
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:iconhristinagalabova:
HristinaGalabova Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Student Artist
heh this is great!
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HakaishiUchiha Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this project. WTF, poser, and bored had me laughing! Hilarious
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Photographer
glad you like it :)
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LadyFianna Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Wow, this is amazing! It was an instant favorite! :nod: congratulations!
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Student Photographer
thanks! :D
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LadyFianna Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
You're very welcome! :wave:
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MirenDelgado Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010   Filmographer
Its great !! May I use it as reference for my animated characters?I do 3D animation, short films in 3D,..and this picture is really interesting,expressive and shows the differences among each people' personality, capacity to act, etc, great!!!
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student Photographer
of course, go ahead! under the condition that you show me your results ;P
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MirenDelgado Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010   Filmographer
Sure!!!!;)
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:iconsammath:
Sammath Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great idea :) And the faces are terrific ;)
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student Photographer
hehe^^ thanks!
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is interesting
But what does AWW mean?
Let me guess... amused while wondering :)
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student Photographer
"aww" is an expression english speaking people use when they see something they consider to be cute. So imagine my models were seeing two tiny puppies strolling and cuddlig in front of them. that's the face they'd make looking at them :)
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Photographer
Haha, this is a awesome Conceptual piece! This really made me laugh and the idea is fabulous!
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:iconelyriah:
Elyriah Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
it's called awesomeness xD
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hehe sehr cool! Deine Spalte ist sehr überzeugend :P
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Photographer
findest du? da sind mir wohl die 3 schultheaterjahre und meine exzessive stirnfaltenbildung zugute gekommen :P
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
was echt? is ja cool! Theater interessiert mich auch sehr! Naja, Filmschauspiel eher...
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denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Photographer
toll! schauspielerst du also auch? (hast du schon mal bzw würdest du gerne?) klar, film ist der traum, theater leider die erstbeste lösung um der schauspielerei zu frönen... :shrug: ich bin zwar von einem freund, der regisseur ist, angefragt worden ob ich in seinem kurzfilm die hauptrolle übernehmen möchte! *freu*
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04cookyqueen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Photographer
hmm
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Photographer
hmm?
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:icon04cookyqueen:
04cookyqueen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Photographer
Uhuh?
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Photographer
aha!
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:icon04cookyqueen:
04cookyqueen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Photographer
ahee!
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Photographer
yeehaw!
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:icon04cookyqueen:
04cookyqueen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010   Photographer
yeehooo!
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rianbowart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
UR "WTF", "AWW" and "GRIMACE" face spells WIN ALL OVER!!!! hahahaha :rofl:

i had fun looking at this one! haha..well as u said, there are some people who are a little camera shy and tend to hold back..haha..but i think thats a trait that shows a lot about the person.. :)

i think personally this is very useful to artists like myself who tend to have a hard time drawing facial expressions in a picture..so thank u very much..haha :hug:

that was some good laugh! :icondignitylaughplz:
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barking-at-cars Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love this project. Maybe a part2 is in order with different expressions/models?

I read an article about how the Western and Eastern cultures look at different parts of the faces for emotion (examples in the article were also given by emoticons... Eastern emoticons are based with eyes: ^_^ T_T u_u, Western emoticons are based with mouths: : ), :'(, : ( ) ((spaced to avoid dA icons)). Maybe take someone from an Eastern descent and someone from like.. Texas and show off the emotions?

Anyway, love this piece.
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denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Photographer
yes, I heard of that!
that would be great to have models from different cultural backgrounds! :nod:
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Foxtrot44 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh I love all the expressions. Great choices. :thumbsup"
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denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Photographer
thanx :)
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1121113 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
wow .. amazing!
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Photographer
:)
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iStijn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
This was pretty fun to look at ^^
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Photographer
glad it was :)
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lisakimberly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Photographer
great idea, and great project :D
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Photographer
thanks^^
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Momo-egy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
very nice idea .. all the models r doing gr8 wz faces :D good job :dance: to all of u ;)
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denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Photographer
I'm thankful for them :)
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mimchs Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Photographer
cool idea, i like it :))
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