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Tareth - 25 Expressions by Shazzbaa Tareth - 25 Expressions by Shazzbaa
Tareth of Kalorig, 17-year-old deaf girl, mundane, and Severian's best friend. :3

SO 25 EXPRESSIONS IS A LOT OF EXPRESSIONS, YOU GUYS. :faint: Man, this challenge was... challenging. And I'm not sure why I started drawing her down to the hips, but then I just kept doing it, and now she doesn't fit in the little boxes so well. ^^;

For anyone who's collecting expression sheets, though, I also put them on the template proper over in my scraps, so you can take a look if you're curious how they hold up as just facial expressions.

I tried really hard here to solidify her features and keep her consistent, since Tarri is a character I constantly have trouble drawing. I think maybe I'm getting the hang of her? :"D

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--Disgusted does, in fact, feature Sev's "hand." =P
--After much deliberation, I decided that Tareth would be an awkwardly loud and mostly giggly drunk... if she ever got drunk.
--I cheated a bit on a couple of these. While I can draw Tareth being incredulous, it's not an face she'd ever actually make. So I chose to interpret it as more serious "disbelief" instead.
---Also, yes, sign language (ill/nauseated) is probably cheating. ^^; I couldn't resist.
--I am of the opinion that "rained on" (or, alternately, "soaked") should be an expression, so I added it. Hair sometimes behaves very differently when wet. :3

Runewriters, Tareth © Shazzbaa

Original challenge taken from this template, go ahead and give it a try with your own characters!
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:iconbrightcynder:
Brightcynder Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rained on is an expression? O_o
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mideva Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you made a lovely character! i love her facial expressions!
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you!
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:iconmideva:
mideva Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob! :D
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DiseasedxDisciple Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tend to use the whole character to emulate expressions, so it's no surprise that I would draw most of the character to show that expression.
So that probably works the same in you.
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CodaBear48 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Artist
Neato! I think it cool you used sign laguage; it shows off your skill 'cause there's motions with it :D
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SilverSeam Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I've gotta tell you that I love this. I may borrow the idea and use it to perfect my own characters =D

Hope you don't mind if I help myself to this concept.
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it! I took the expressions idea from that "25 expressions" meme that has been floating around. It is very challenging but pretty cool to do!

I guess I should do it for other characters as well, haha. XD
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PoetryMan1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
good job!
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Lioness-Lindsey Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
These expressions are awesome :]

I love her outfit, too. xD
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! :D
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Lioness-Lindsey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome x]
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AidenVP Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
The really funny thing is that I can actually picture you yourself with these expressions.

Good job!
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zutoph507 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
I love that you kept going down to the hips. Expressions aren't just in the face. Body language is ahuge part of the way people read us. This just gives a more concrete 'reality' to this character. Nice job.
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank ye very much! :3 I did the 25 expressions in order to solidify her character, and wanted to get some of her body language down as well. I'm really glad to hear it's working! :D
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Skwinky Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
*random* I THINK you're doing this, or I'm crazy, but I love how her font is always different. Any reason? ouo;
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh! I'm quite happy that you noticed her font was special. :aww: With the exception of drunk (lol), it's supposed to look like sorta written-by-a-child lettering, all lower-case. (for a more consistent example, the third line at this link is the result when I tried to make an actual font for her).

She has a noticeable deaf accent and tends to speak a little too loudly, which gives some people the impression that she's somewhat on the slow side. Tareth knows her voice "sounds funny" by the way people react to her, but has no way to judge for herself, so she's actually pretty self-conscious about speaking.

I gave her a slightly large and childish font to try to get this sound across. :3
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Skwinky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
She's deaf? O_O


Do you realize how much more I love her now? *A*
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BrevityRaccoon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Wow those are a really great assortment of well drawn expressions 0_0 this makes me very jealous :) Awesome work!
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you very much! :blushes: I spent quite some time on each of them; I appreciate the kind words!
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ashesmakebeauty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
OMG AMAZING!!! Totally faving this!!! (wish I could like a million times)

(Also this is like amazing reference... getting on that soon!)
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my! XD Thank you! Hahaha, I thought you'd appreciate the reference. XD I really look forward to seeing what you do with her!
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ashesmakebeauty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
I'm excited to finally get started next week after I finish up a few things. I'll be posting work in progress on my blog so you should check it out.
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AslanCross Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Love this. :D I struggle with facial expressions. XP
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank ye! :blushes: Hahaha, if only you knew how long it took me to get through all 25! Not to mention how many times I redid some of these. ^^;

But thankee much for the fav! :D
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actoratheart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
I think I fall a little bit more in love with Tareth and how you draw her every time I see her. 8( You gotta stop this, man.
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, but Tareth will love you back (platonically)! :aww:

I suppose I could try to make her less likeable, but I have LOTS of unlikeable characters. =P Perhaps I'll do expressions for one of them next. XD

Seriously though, thank you! :blushes: I'm really happy to know you're liking both Tareth and her design. x3
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional
This is really nice!! Love how you use body language, and not just facial expressions. Nicely done!
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, thank ye! :D I had fun doing the body-language thing for several expressions before I realised there was no way I'd fit these in the template. So naturally... I just kept doing it. ^^; Wasn't sure if it'd be considered cool, or like, cheating. XD

(Frankly, I'm just proud that I managed to resist doing Sign Language in all but one pose. =P )
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional
lol, I think it's fab, even if it is cheating. ;) (jk)
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Mr-Pod Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009   Digital Artist
Great, and very realistic expressions, your character has a lot of... well, character!
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank ye! :D Good to hear. ^^
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