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How to Draw the Facial Expression of Grief/Mourning   
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 Above: A Step by Step Video on how to Draw the facial expression of grief/mourning.

Below: The materials that I used to make this drawing.

FAR Below: Step by Step Photo and Text Instructions

">15-Piece Drawing Set

15-Piece Drawing Set

Merrill's Opinion: Faber-Castell makes the best drawing pencils. These pencils are mixed with graphite and clay and enhance an artists ability to create and layer dark tones. You will see me use this set in almost all of my videos. 

Lyra Graphite Crayons

Lyra Graphite Crayons

Merrill's Opinion: Do you ever get TIRED of shading with a fine "tip" pencil? Get my "point"? This tool will save you time and money.

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Robert Simmons White Sable Brushes

Robert Simmons White Sable Brushes

Merrill's Opinion: Robert Simmons brushes get better with age. These synthetic brushes collect particles of graphite as they are rubbed on a piece of paper. This enables me to softly move and blend tones. Most often I use the "Flat Size 10" brush but it helps to have a variety of sizes and shapes. 


Loew-Cornell Blending Stumps

Loew-Cornell Blending Stumps

Merrill's Opinion- INVALUBLE tools for blending! These will cost you LESS than a trip on the subway (Less than 2 dollars) and enhance your shading capacity substantially! I like Leow-Cornell because the stump is more compact and the tips do not wear as easily as other brands. I use these tools in almost every one of my videos.

Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper

Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper

Merrill's Opinion: Really, I DARE YOU, try to find a better value than this one! 500 sheets of 80LB (thick) drawing paper for $11.50. AMAZING DEAL!......If you use computer paper to create your drawings, you are ROBBING yourself from seeing what you can really do! This paper has more "tooth" (texture on the surface) than computer paper and your ability to shade will be enhanced.

How to draw the expression of grief (extreme sadness) step by step. How to draw a sad face. how to draw a sad person. How to draw a sad man. How to draw somebody sneezing. How to draw a person sneezing. Draw a sneeze. Pencil Drawing tutorial. Shading with drawing pencils. How to shade with pencil. How to draw a face. How to draw step by step. How to draw miserable. Misery. Pencil drawing tips. How to use a Tortillion. How to use a blending stump. How to shade with a paint brush. How to cross hatch. How to smudge. How to build tones in a drawing. How to draw a mourning person. How to draw a person in mourning. Click on any of the pictures to go to my other facial expression videos, or hit the subscribe button. There will be lots more coming soon. This video will give you step by step instruction on how to draw the facial expression of grief...or maybe this dude is just sneezing. Be sure to pause the video at the end of each step. Lets begin.

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Step 1: Draw the 2 sets of symmetrical shapes. The eyebrow shapes resemble levers from pinball machines. The eyes are shut and the eyelids are folded tightly around the eyeball. The two sets of eyelashes have come together. Be sure to notice the lines around each eye and the two lines coming together in between the eyebrows.

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Step 2: Add the two nostrils and the wrinkle lines around the mouth. Notice that the nose is foreshortened because the head is tilted backwards. In other words the nostrils are closer to the eyes and more rounded than when you look at a face straight on. Do not be tempted to put a line at the bottom of the nose. In this pose, that line does not exist.

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Step 3: Draw in the mouth. Notice that it is comprised of four distinct shapes- the upper lip, the upper teeth, the inner mouth and the tongue. When people show the most common facial expression for grieving........ or sneezing, their bottom lip wraps around their bottom teeth. So remember, draw what you see here, rather than what you know to be true in a calm facial expression.

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Step 4: Draw in the hair. This shape can vary a lot, so either draw what you see or be creative.

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Step 5: Draw in the bottom half of the face and the ears. Notice that the ears are even with the mouth because the head is tilted back.



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