2023-01-30. AM 02:08
[Challenge] 2023. February : Let's draw Expression

The emotions you feel in your heart
often show up on your face.

Even if you don't say it directly,
you can feel part of a person's
feelings or thoughts by looking
at the expression on the other
person's face.

We know that someone is happy when
you see a smiling face, and think
someone is feeling sadness through
a crying face.

Through a frown,
you may know that someone is angry
or annoyed, and through a sullen
expression, you may notice that
someone is not interested or bored.

The first challenge theme
for February is 'Expression'
a means of non-verbal communication.

My face / @Darby
Laugh_♡ / @Nokhong

It is said that the richness of
facial expressions differs depending
on the culture.

In the case of cultures that tend to
make large facial expressions, it is
said that the facial expressions
naturally grow, and the muscles of
the face also change appropriately.

In comparison, in cultures where
facial expression changes are low,
there are fewer facial expressions,
and there are many things to hide,
so there are fewer changes
in muscles.

Therefore, in order to know
the facial expressions of others,
it is said that it is most important
to know the differences in culture
and to think about the meaning
contained in them.

expression practice / @suttonb3
Oooh, c'est vous ! / @katenka

It is said that animals other than
humans express emotions by making
facial expressions.

Chimpanzees, which belong to
primates, seem to have the most
facial expressions, but the animal
with the most diverse facial
expressions is said to be a horse
with 17 facial expressions.

In addition, dogs are said to
be able to make 16 different facial
expressions, and various animals
such as cats and bears have
facial expressions, and they also
imitate human facial expressions.

It might be fun to draw
the facial expressions of animals
you remember.

cry / @mirnabiku
Sad face / @Gavriel

It is said that facial expressions
are made of about 46 muscles.

In particular, the 16 unique facial
expressions such as joy, interest,
disappointment, and sadness created
by muscles are the core facial
expressions of all mankind.

That's why it is said that no matter
which country or region you go to,
you can understand the other
person's feelings just by looking
at them, and you can also have
light exchanges.

What expression are you making now?

Take on the challenge by capturing
facial expressions that come to mind,
from your best facial expressions
to those of other people or animals.

This will be proceeded for 14 days.
from February. 1, Wed (GMT)
to February. 14, Sat (GMT).

The challenge is running based
on GMT.

Therefore, the start and end times
may differ depending on time zone
of each country, so please refer to
GMT time when uploading your work.

We look forward to your
participation and amazing works!

Thank you.

Fun, Express, Share!

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