Chris Jones published a new video showcasing realistic facial expressions.
This impressive work was created using Blender and Krita. No motion capture was involved (Chris Jones just used video references).
Chris Jones details his workflow over at Blender Artists: he used wrinkle maps, masks as well as an interior “skull”.
Chris Jones has been working on this kind of project for a long time: here is another video he published back in 2014. At the time, he was using Lightwave.