Do you really know how to draw a sad face?
Courage! There’s nothing for learning a thing or two like doing a thing or two. Take up your pen – or preferably your tablet or phone and finger or stylus – and draw a sad face, here and now. Scribble a few even sadder faces.
If you instantly get stuck for capturing a sad expression, help is at hand. Just remember the simple rules for creating a smiley.
The sad face smiley is simply a reversal of the familiar smiley smile.
Hang on though. Is that right?
You know the accepted wisdom of the smiley world.
… smileys, super or sober, 3d, animated or plain, must always be round.
3. Lastly, smileys show they are unhappy with an upside-down smile.
Wait a minute! Try that in the mirror. Pull down the corners of your mouth as far as they can go. You may get a comical ‘Oooh-Er!’ grimace. You might even look like a smiley. But do you really look sad?
Hmmm. You may feel a bit on the saggy side when you are feeling low, but in fact the middle of your lower lip goes up when you are really sad. You only look ‘down in the mouth’. Escalate to a full scale crying fit and your upper lip stretches sideways. Your whole face scrunches up towards the middle as if to squeeze out the tears. Only the outer parts of the brows go down.
Graduate to a Blue Gloomy.