Okay, so let’s start off our eyes, which are
going to be narrow and long, an exaggeration. Our eyes are likewise going to be stretched
out from our neutral expression, but our nose is going to be in the same position. Eyebrows
are going to be turned upwards, ever so slightly, and we’re going to have a great big “O” shape
where our mouth should be, a little line underneath there. Go back up here; let’s fill in the
ears. Hair will not be standing on end, but it will be close, because this person’s surprised;
whenever you’re surprised, sometimes everything just kind of stands up on end temporarily.
Going to draw in the rest of our features, but you’re going to notice the face is going
to be elongated, so it’s like the entire face is one big oh, oh my goodness, that’s a shock.
So I want to draw the face down in here, elongate everything, still do our jaw line, and fill
in everything. For extra effects, you can also draw in little lines underneath the eyes.
Another effect is to add a couple of lines shooting out the top. I like also adding an
exclamation mark as well, as if like huh! It basically emphasizes your character’s shock
and dismay. In addition, you can add bowed, bowed shoulders, as if they’re kind of drawing
back from whatever’s just surprised them.