A great way to have your characters show deep emotion is to add tears to their eyes. Tears aren’t just for sadness, after all. They can express great joy, relief, surprise, frustration, anger, and so many more. Whether it’s a solitary stray tear, or huge Ghibli-style tears, having your characters cry can add a lot of feeling to your work and flesh out their personality a bit, making them more relatable.
Though usually expressionless, Rei Ayanami (from Neon Genesis Evangelion) is clearly wrestling with some complex emotions in this illustration, don’t you think?
Are there any characters below that bring a tear to your eye?