Ah, I see the yandere potential. However, I think there's a fine line between expressions based on the position of the eyebrows. Right now, the yandere doesn't look crazy really, and the eyebrows make her look more pleasantly surprised or somehow sympathetic than crazed. I'm not an artist, so I can't really say how you can fix this issue, but maybe you can look at the eye-eyebrow relationships on yandere characters and try to figure out the major characteristics involved in those. Maybe something like wider eyes and more arching in the eyebrow or whatever.Gardenia wrote: The lady licking the sword was intended to be a yandere so Stra_B tried to illustrate that within this pic, although subtly isn't a main factor in achieving that depiction. What tips would be helpful in bettering that intention?
Now that I think about it, the shading of the face always seems to contribute to the subtly or animation in a character's facial expression. Would you think it helpful if the shading would amplify the facial expression and relieve the stiffness? Or perhaps their smile is the problem to the facial subtly.
Thank you for critique, though. I would appreciate if you can give us some tips as well. : )
I also think the eyepatch dude in the top right is more static in his expression due to his eyes rather than the rest of his face. Again, play around with it to see what you get. (And sorry if I'm totally wrong about this).