Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Describing Facial Expressions
Actually this is a photo of my eldest and youngest daughter playing a game we all played on Thanksgiving. We were given a Jelly Belly to taste to see if a person could tell the difference between a good one and a bad.
Like the strange tasting jelly beans in the Harry Potter stories, some of the Jelly Belly's were disgusting.
My daughters both were given Jelly Belly's called centipede guts. Some of the other flavors were dirt, dirty diaper, snot--well, you get the idea.
The faces people made were great--but this photo showed my favorites.
I got to thinking about how writers tend to describe facial expressions, sometimes as simply as he looked tired, or happy, or disgusted. When you look at the above photo, think of all the different ways you could describe the facial expressions.