My Line is Emo – discovering emo.

We were supposed to pick 6 emotions for the project:

  • Affection –> A subset of Love comprising of caring for someone else. (+)
    • It is a feeling that is not always consciously felt, hence i want to illustrate it as wispy, there but not. Sort of like a blanket, layers and layers that overlap each other.
  • Zest –> It is an electric feeling, an adrenaline rush. (+)
    • It is a feeling associated with speed, because you are so excited, you want to rush to get it started. I want it loud with contrasting lines between bold and thin ones. That are multi directional.
  • Surprise –> an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, etc (+)
    • It is a more positive aspect of being startled, a sudden change in emotion, like a hiccup in you mood. Like a hiccup, it is sudden. Sudden is like an explosion, it is there, and the its gone instantly.
  • Envy –> a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck. (-)
    • It is an unconscious feeling that worms its way inside of you. This threads solidifying into thicker roots. the lines are angular, in does not weave in peacefully among everything else, it forces its way in and roots itself there like a parasite.
  • Sadness –> The state of being unhappy (-)
    • It aches and hurt line something is not there, it feels like being broken. It grows inside when left to fester, like a whirlpool. Yet it hurts like something is missing, sometimes you feel empty.
  • Horror –> It is a nagging that something is there and it builds as it festers (-)
    • It builds up before it reaches the climax. It is a solid negative feeling of being surprised.

*Update:

I redid the emotions, ‘Envy’ was a bit harder to portray and whilst experimenting with what became ‘Horror’ i made ‘Disgust’ hence ‘Envy’ was replaced by this.

‘Horror’ was also replaced by Hysteria, as I was experimenting with ‘Surprise’ it morphed into ‘Hysteria’. (It was a good thing too, i think my definition of ‘Horror’ was not very fitting.)

I redid ‘Zest’ in a rounder brush and realised that it better suited the idea of ‘Contentment’ when it was made with thinner paint. Hence ‘Contentment’ replaced ‘Zest’.

  • Disgust –> grotesque and ugly (-)
    • It is displeasing to see, often textured and bumpy, it makes you go ‘what the heck is this?!’
  • Hysteria –> An extreme emotion of being scared (-)
    • It bursts and colours your mind. it becomes the main focus.
  • Contentment –> the feelings of satisfaction (+)
    • Content is a quite emotion, it is like being in the state of zen.
  • Sadness –> The state of being unhappy (-)
    • It aches and hurt line something is not there, it feels like being broken. It grows inside when left to fester, like a whirlpool. Yet it hurts like something is missing, sometimes you feel empty.
  • Affection –> A subset of Love comprising of caring for someone else. (+)
    • It is a feeling that is not always consciously felt, hence i want to illustrate it as wispy, there but not. Sort of like a blanket, layers and layers that overlap each other.
  • Surprise –> an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, etc (+)
    • It is a more positive aspect of being startled, a sudden change in emotion, like a hiccup in you mood. Like a hiccup, it is sudden. Sudden is like an explosion, it is there, and the its gone instantly