Thursday, March 17, 2011


Of all the muscles of the body, the most expressive ones are the facial muscles.

Besides allowing us to talk and eat, these muscles serve a more subtle function. They allow our faces to express emotion.

 Without these muscles it would be impossible to tell a story visually. They express happiness, sadness, fear, and anger among other emotions. Here are some expressions that these muscles allow:

Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference For Artists by Mark Simon is an excellent book. It can be found HERE