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Expression variation meme by Paperiapina Expression variation meme by Paperiapina
Whoa! Hey, look, I made a meme! :O Never thought this would ever happen. Guess being bored enough can do miracles.

I actually had this idea already some time ago. I can't remember where exactly, but I think I was reading somewhere a comment about some random web comic or anime or something, that said that all the characters in said comic/anime/can'tremember, regardless of personality, always reacted in identical way to each other. The same stock smile, the same stock lines of dialogue when something happened. That does steal away from the characters. It doesn't matter if you tell your audience that this character is headstrong tomboy, if her expressions are copies of the character you claim to be shy, your audience isn't going to believe you. I didn't find comparative character expression charts, so I hope this can be useful.
At least I find it interesting to compare different characters' reactions.

Personality and attitude shows through in how people handle their emotions which in turn show on their faces, and thus even when people might have the same expressions (like smile, anger, fear) they will always include a little bit of themselves in those expressions. If you for example take my comic characters Surama and Hafmar from Wurr and look how they express themselves, you can see distinct differences. One of Surama's most dominant personality features is that she's absolutely 100 percent self-confident, so whatever happens she never completely loses her cool or freaks out, compared to Hafmar who's less confident and lets his emotions show a lot easier.
(Having canine characters also has the extra bonus of having expressive ears, I'm pretty careful in how I position them. For example Surama keeps her ears up almost all the time, where as submissive Hafmar keeps his down often when interacting with other characters. As a little hint, there are couple of moments in the comic where the ear position might bring some extra hint in how some characters feel. Nothing major, but still.)

Note: Using cross veins and other anime effects is cheating!

It's not the prettiest meme, but I hope it can come useful for people in examining the personality differences of their characters. It's the first meme I've ever made. Run with it! (And let me see your takes! I'd love to see them.)
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This is such a lovely meme. I do like how the somewhat soft colors don't take away from the meme and what is says. The boxes are large enough to at least fit a drawing of a person's head and a little more, so it surely has enough room for ones needs.

Definitely not an original idea, but I do love filling all of these out anyway. And even though it's not quite original, you took your own spin on it and specifically targeted giving different characters different ways of expressing their emotions.
Personally though I'll probably need way more than 3 boxes since I have tons of characters. so I guess I'll end up doing this more than once if I find myself to have the time.

Otherwise, I think you did a fantastic job and I do look forward to completing it. :)
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Ah this Expression meme is great! I understand it very well! and I'm sure others will too. I look forward to using it.
I somehow don't understand other expression memes but I understand this meme very well. and I like it for that.

Lots of deviants have used this, they must like it very much! ^^
Yes it's not the prettiest but for me it is understandable. I give you a clap for the first meme you have made. and a clap to myself for making the first critique here. *clap* *clap*

Again, I look forward to this meme and whoever uses it will too. ^^
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complete-total-trash Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep thinking it say vibration and not variation... .>.
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MysteryCatGames Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I'm gonna do this :3
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Neon--Stylus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gr8gecko23 and KylaR-lapidotshipper 

WE NEED TO FUCKING DO THIS,,
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KylaR-lapidotshipper Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
YESSS
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Neon--Stylus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GECKO CAN'T DO THIS--
WE NEED ANOTHER FRIEND,,

AngelDracon, WANNA DO THIS WITH KylaR-lapidotshipper AND ME??
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AngelDracon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Student General Artist
yea sure man
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Neon--Stylus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
too busy? 
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AngelDracon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Student General Artist
nah I just like tiny writing
Lets do this thing
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Neon--Stylus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooooooh,,
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Gr8gecko Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I WANNA
BUT THE APP I USE IS, UUUGH
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Neon--Stylus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HUH???
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Gr8gecko Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It makes it smol :c
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Neon--Stylus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NUUUUUU
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Gr8gecko Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I cwi ;;
i wanna do da memes bUT I CANT :c
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Neon--Stylus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cri 
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Sneaky-Bean Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
radiiiance Ozawells 

WE NEED TO DO THIS FOR THE PATCH GALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Collab time!
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radiiiance Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESSS Lets do this
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Ozawells Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ok whos gonna go first????
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Sneaky-Bean Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think we can all do it at the same time. I can photoshop everyone's together, no matter what box they chose :D
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Ozawells Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ooh awesome!! I'll work on mine

we need to decide which gal goes in which square tho
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Sneaky-Bean Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You take the first, I'll go third, radiiiance can be in the middle?
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Ozawells Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
sure!
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radiiiance Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes yes I'm working on it now :0
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Blue-Pastels Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome meme~
Expression Meme
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KittenDrawsStuff Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have exactly 3 characters for this.
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frostykittyzem Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Would it be okay if I were to split it in pieces and put them side to side? I would link back to the original whether I did it or not.
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eifle79 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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ziips Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Student Filmographer
hi i used your meme!! thank u
here!
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W-Rabbitt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Snipsnops Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ah I know this is years old but I'll be using! c:
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014   General Artist
This looks like fun!!! I'll have to try this!!! :D
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GrreenTea Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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AbstractSun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
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Thank you for this meme =)
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ghxy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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umbrella4c Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
this is nice 
thanks so much ^^
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Asarel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student General Artist
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XvanniX Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll use it. But I may use it as a Collab. Hehe. xD
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Gabby413 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   General Artist
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Darkdeathqueen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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SmashGal Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Used! :3 smashgal.deviantart.com/art/Ex… Thank you so much, it was fun xD
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SonicSketch Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like a fun meme! :dummy: Gonna try it when I get the chance! :D
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wendigoflesh Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Done it! gravelyhysterical.deviantart.c... . It was pretty fun.
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LucarioWolf5 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will use this later after I get used to drawing my three favorite original characters.
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Ogrodniczka Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did ti :D
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Mythstical Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I did one! ^^
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