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WIP Crystal's Expressions by chibi-jen-hen WIP Crystal's Expressions by chibi-jen-hen
I really liked the idea of this exercise but I'm finding that I work on it less and less. The more I work on it, the more I'm kinda dissapointed with how extreme I went with some of these expressions and sorta regret it. It makes me want to start over but I keep poking at this one. Eh whatever.

I've been poking around with this since Nov 2009. I think that's a long time. Then again, there's stuff that I've worked on longer that still ain't done.

The original: (Thanks *SamBlob!) [link]

Also, someone help explain to me what bereft means? I looked it up in a dictionary but I'm still kinda confused at it's connotation (however you spell that, you see I ain't great with words lol). There's a sketch for irritated but I didn't like it so I blocked it out. I intended to do every girl but seeing how long this one is taking, I might not. XD
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DragonWarrior25 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Joey Brooklyn Rage!! nyeh nyeh nyeh XD ok that better
DragonWarrior25 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Joey:Brooklyn Rage!! nyeh nyeh nyeh XD
TheFabPop7 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cute and sad but cool
AmyRoselovesyou Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
BlitsRainer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
I tried to grow a ironnic hair style but it came out sarcasticly.
HeartdHedgie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
i cant wait to see all of her expressions :D
caboose759 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Plz dont take this the wrong way and think Im a creep or something.. but I Love and Hate you at the same time!

I Hate you because you make me feel so jealous and like I am a bad drawer :(....

But I Love you because you draw (especially Sonic stuff) soooo Perfectly! and after the jealousy, The pictures just bring a smile to my face and just make me feel like Sonic will never end, especially with artists like you!

Lets Just say, I think this and you are awesome! DONT EVER STOP!!
AmyRoselovesyou Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU. YOU. YOU ARE TOTALLY JUST LIKE ME!!!!!! *hugs You very tight* I totally feel just like you!!!!! I'm kinda jealous too of this person since she's way better then me, but i also love her drawings. Its so pretty and perfect :3 :tighthug:
amyrosefan17 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
bereft means heart broken
Dutch-CannonFodder Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could somebody explain the brooklyn rage joke I don't get it.
90sCat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Look it up on Youtube. It's something from Yugioh- The Abridged Series
Dutch-CannonFodder Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen it in that but i thought they got it from somewhere els because i heard it before that.
Picorifox Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sonic-Sora Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Berefet is lacking something. like it's meaning is to be lacking or missing something. that could be like her missing her hairband and looking for it. your expression when you look for stuff essentially.
Karichi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Crystal is soooooooooooooo friken cute. X3
stringbeanninja Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i like her flirty expression best
lightclash Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
bereft is actually another word for lonely if you didn't know ok
SamBlob Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Let's see... tomato juice, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, raw egg, a clove of garlic, and a bit of "the hair of the dog"... I hope vodka will do... Right, all in the blender now, sorry for the noise.... Here you are, ill/nauseous Crystal! Drink up!
SamBlob Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Actually, "ill/nauseous" looks more like the morning after the night before than "tired" does. :nod:

...while "drunk" looks rather like the night before... which it should, I guess... ^^;

Looking forward to the finshed version! :)
sontails45 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Artist
ahhhh de pelos esta cool :3
KACItheCAT Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Joey doesnt wanna be a furry :3

I absoluetely love this :D The expressions are so perfect! This is why i watch you =w= To learn your ways of awesome <3
Crysenley Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember I tried to do this a couple of years ago. I didn't even finish 5 panels.XD Then again, all I had was MS Paint then...

Anyway I really like her expressions.:D Especially tired, drunk, and (Brooklyn XD) rage.
Murasaki-Tatsu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Heh. Always fun to have a look at stuff like this; should really get around to trying it myself at some point. Like how your using their whole body in the emotions too! :)
awesomestarz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
lol she's drunk.
the ill part is cuz she had too much to drink.
vgmaster9 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
You should do this with your other characters, that would be real cool.
sonicfighter Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
SarahXShadow Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Expressions! Yay!
small-but-visious Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
befret is like when they're sad because somthing happened that was bad that they let happen
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't wait to see this finished. Already loving what I'm seein'.

Brooklyn rage...:lmao:
Bek-coonKat Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All of these are really cute <3
Confused is my favorite :D
titanmo01 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Chibi jen hen!!! I know what bereft means. It mean sometime like when someone in your life die that you love so much or something like that. You'll feel lonely like there no one else out there for. To make sense bereft means feeling lonely.

by the way I love your art.
Gaminefans Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Hm, interesting.

Nice pic.
SweetChastity Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
I love it, she's soo cute! 'Bereft | simple past tense and past participle of bereave. –adjective. 2. deprived: They are bereft of their senses. He is bereft of all happiness. ...' Define Bereft at Dictionary.

I don't think bereft is an emotion of it's own but an adjective of a something like an emotion. It's also a past tense of verb bereave which would be grieving... The sky is bereft of all sunshine as dark clouds rain tears of springtime upon the freshly budding flowers.
Amortem-kun Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Aww, she looks so cute! :meow::heart:
She looks so cute in every panel :aww:
Serrta-227 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh crap, she be from brooklyn! :iconwtfdidijustseeplz:

Her body language says just as much as her facial expressions do~
Nepitty Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Expressions are my very favorite thing about drawing. And you're doing this SO well.

You can tell that she's got a very well thought out personality and I love it!

I could picture her as a real character. I love her!
Pory02 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
nice work.^^ and great training. ^^
Status-Endless Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hilarious and expressive emotions. My personal favorites have got to be 'fierce', 'disgusted' and of course 'Brooklyn rage' (where did you get the idea for that one!?:XD:). I ALSO like how you didn't use anime-ish emotions. Very good dear. C:
FlyingFreeFantasy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all of her expressions XD You did an AMAZING job on all of them ^^ I especially like the discusted one for some reason XD That one, and the drunk one (although, I believe your chara Crystal is a little too young to drink :XD: )
Good job ^^
Zero23 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
LOL Brooklyn Rage! I love this Sister!
sonicG Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
she is pretty xD
nice job very cute
FreakyEd Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving the expressions there, they are all so cute!

"Bereft", if I'm right, is among the likes of mourning because it means "pained by the loss of someone".
Random-Ninja Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
D'aw. You are going to eventually finish this, right?
chibiirose Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey wud you mind if I used YOUR crystal's expressions to draw my characters?? It will really help me alot since Im no good with exressions yet :aww:
chibi-jen-hen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
If you mean like tracing, then no. I do not approve of that, I'm sorry.
chibiirose Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no i never trace other ppls art! Im talking about using crystal's emotions for example I look at the happy emotion and use her expression on one of my characteers just by looking at the screen, no tracing :aww:
myothehedgefox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Nice one. =) Thanks for working with it.
MrSpringonions Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Nice... I love it!!!
Potato-Fish Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Bereft: Robbed of, denied of having.
Also: Robbed of emotion.

The death of my husband left me bereft and alone.
lol20 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Huh, very nice, been meaning to practice the emotion looks ^^
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