This was interesting. I can see how it’s a useful way to get more emotive expressions than I’m generally able to come up with on my own. A few hundred more of these and I think they’d look pretty good!
A fun exercise. I found the "laughing men" to be the easiest to draw. "Space Dandy's" expression could probably be pushed more. I am not confident that I got the eyes & eyebrows of the "unamused" girl quite right.
Emoji expressions mix with some box men. I know structure is not the point of this exercise but do you any tips on laying out the emojis while being mindful of the structure.