- I would never take the time out myself to stockpile all these different expressions, so it's awesome that someone can do it for me.
- There are many different types of faces represented (different ages and races).
- It is handy in hardcover, I don't need my computer to view it. It just sits there on my desk, constantly reminding me to practice my sketching.
- As a bonus, the book showcases examples of artwork artists have done based on the photos. It is instructive to see how much liberty they can take with a reference photo.
- It could be organized by the emotion/expression instead of by model. I would have found that a lot more useful, personally.
- Sometimes they repeat an expression a few times from different angles, and occassionally those angles can be very unneccessary (like viewing it from the opposite side rather than higher or lower, etc. You can always flip horizontally on the computer anyway).
- You do not own the copyrights of the photos. It is better if you use them as reference materials for study, rather than finished works. I guess that is motivation to actually collect some of your own images of friends (
- I wish they would picture more sultry/sexy expressions. I don't know about you but I love drawing sexy women and I only saw one or two pictures of that catagory.
Here is one of the sketches that I did, trying to keep it loose and fun- like a caricature:
NOTE: I do not own the copyrights to the photo. I am reproducing it here purely to illustrate how I have used the reference material for my own study.