martin freeman's face!

anonymous asked:

Hi I love your art, and I especially loved the tutorial for Benedict. I was wondering if you could do a few pointers for Martin Freeman as well? I'm having a bit of trouble with him. Thanks :)

Sure no problem! I’ll just use a pic of John haha. So once again using this we’ll get something like this

His eyes are also weird trapezoids like Benedict’s but they slant in the opposite direction. A lot of times he furrows his brow so you can add that in for a mildly concerned look lmao

His nose is pretty standardly shape with a bulbous tip (i hate that word :((( ) like seriously if you google “nose clipart” or something it’ll look pretty close lol. it’s just a tad large for his face

And his lips are really thin! You can probably get away with just drawing a straight line and dimpling the edges.

and there you go! I’d add in some laugh lines as well.

Sherlock and John (mostly John) microexpressions from TLD

Sherlock: “Drey-cliff House—remember that one, John?”

Sherlock watches John stand up to Culverton’s creepy monologue, John says “No one’s untouchable”: 

End of the creepy monologue scene, Sherlock is looking past Culverton to John. This look to me says “NOW can we get him?”

And John’s face responds, breathing rapidly: “Oh God, yes”:

Sherlock: “We had chips, I think she liked me!”

Mary, on video: “…the man we both love.” 

And lastly, Sherlock finally puts on the deerstalker:


StartUp// Phil Rask people Opening up the to him//opening his door
It’s interesting watching him go from the Top where you first see his wife opening the door to him and he’s all confident and the last shot of the door being opened to him and he looks desperate//miserable

Martin Freeman’s face is so friggen expressive. He has like three layers of meaning on at all times, depending on how guarded John is at that moment.

There’s the slightly sarcastic reaction mask, the eyes which move in a different expression from the mouth (if he’s barely trying to contain himself), the quick little glances or smiles that he thinks no one can see, and then the reset, final, fake face that is always still and broad (his looking at Mary face).

And don’t even get me started on his friggen shoulder movements. God.