Establishing a range of emotions through facial expressions is an essential element of the character design process as it applies to animation production. Here's an outstanding example of expression models for a single character. These sketches were created by Seth Hippen during the most recent session of the Academy's Adult Program. Click on the art for enhanced viewing.
Seth was featured earlier in the Academy's blog. He's a 3D animator working professionally in Los Angeles. Seth is taking Character Design at the Academy to further improve his concept design skills and his basic drawing. Seth is doing a commendable job this semester. Expression models are a valuable asset in character development and an important aspect of the Academy's Character Design course.