Facial Expressions Books
Photo reference books for all artists.
3 Books providing you with all your reference needs. Discover the books using the links on the left; Adults, Kids, E-book.
New sample art on our ARTISTS PROFILES page.
Facial Expressions is a series of photographic reference books for artists of all styles. The first in the series, featuring adults ages 20-83, includes over 3,200 photos of 50 models. Other galleries included feature kissing, phonemes, hats and headgear, skulls and more.
The new book in the series, Babies to Teens, features photos of 70 models ranging from newborns to 19 year olds. A new feature in the new book will include age progressions, showing how people's features change as they age. More Babies to Teens details, CLICK HERE.
Invaluable photographic reference for all artists including:
I’ve been a professional artist for over twenty-five years. I have looked for reference sources of faces by taking pictures of family and friends to use as reference for my various projects, as most artists have. Next, I went through magazines and newspapers and cut out photos of interesting faces to add to my collection. Then came the internet, a wonderful source for accessing photos of celebrities.
My book Facial Expressions is the result. It was motivated by my quest to be a better artist and to help my artist friends by sharing this collection of indispensable reference material with them. In discussing the concept for this book with many professionals—from animators to fine illustrators to comic book artists—they all agreed that this book would be an essential tool for them. “The images contained in this volume are an excellent ‘launch pad’ in the creative process for both the professional artist and student,” says Gary Lessord, painter and fine artist of natural and biblical works.
"I've used this awesome book many times over for my comics artwork on Spider-Man and The Phantom, as well as for my advertising clients."
"This book is sure to be an asset to any fine artist, illustrator or animator who creates figurative images. I see it as a must-have reference for the studio that can be utilized time and time again. The images contained in this volume are an excellent 'launch pad' in the creative process for both the professional artist and student."
"The most amazingly diverse collection I've ever seen."
"The phoneme references in Facial Expressions are one of the best and most diverse I've seen. Mark has created an excellent reference for both the novice and the experienced animator."
"This book is a must-have for students and professionals alike."
"Who would have thought that there was anything
more to write after your first Facial Expressions book. I had thought
that that first one was the end-all final answer to The book that any Artist
would ever need - a Pivotal turning point in the archives of Reference
Books. But now I see this one - It's not just more of the same thing
you did in the first book. It actually has More to show us!
Apparently, you didnt' just come out with a new book.
You've developed a whole new type of book." -