2D – Project 1 Final outcome | Reflection


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Emotions can be so easy to feel but hard to express. In our everyday life, we see and feel emotions everywhere. How do I express it in art? I went to look up on the different definition to get a better understanding of each emotion. After, I went online and research on emotions and did some drawing in my sketchbook before trying out on different tools. Those drawing make me have a clearer picture of the emotions.

During the weekend, I get whatever material I can as my mark marking tools. Then continue trying out different tools and get many different pattern and texture. How do I use these tools to express the emotion? At first, I did not take into consideration of the emotion while doing it. I tried experimenting with the different tools and found out which tools and pattern can suit a certain emotion.

I applied the things that I learn in class and the process of experimenting different tools in my final outcome. I learnt that everyone have different perspective in emotion and feel it in a different way. How I express that particular feeling is what I feel about it that others might not agree. Overall, it was fun exploring so many different kinds of tools and the learning outcome was great.

2D – Exploring emotions

During lesson, we were given an emotion and we have to think of a memory that link to the emotion. There were 4 different emotions, happy, angry, sad and nervous. We have to draw with our eyes closed and using our non-dominant hand.

I realized that through this blind drawing, the drawing will show you something related to what your memory is. I drew out the blur image I have in my head and it turned out into this few drawing.

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Over the weekend, I went on and explore more on different mark making tools that I can apply on my lines project. I did some pencils drawing too to bring out the emotions.


RageViolent, uncontrollable anger.

I went about thinking what are some things that “represent” this emotion. With anger inside you, and just bursting out before one even realized it. Using dark with a touch of light stroke, and messy but neat drawing to convey the emotion of containing the anger inside you before releasing.


AnxietyFeeling of worry, nervousness. 

In my mindmap previously, I stated the way to express anxiety is through messiness and lines getting all over the place. Everyone shows anxiety differently. Like how someone look at you that makes you feel that anxiety inside you, it might be different for others.


Curiosity – Strong desire to know or learn something.

Being curious about everything can be good, that willingness to know/learn something new. However, some people struggle with curiosity. They might be curious about something, but don’t have the courage to find out. Thus, it’s expressed in a way that there can be space for imagination and the struggle to know something but can’t find out.


SorrowA feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment.

There are many kind of disappointment that led to sorrow. In term of family, friends, BGR and even yourself. Everyone display out in a different way, some struggle while some numb. Thus, it can be something dark, curvy yet with edges.


DisgustSomething unpleasant. 

Disgust can be expressed in many different way due to each individual. What makes them feel disgusted? It can be something that look weird, the way its presented.


IrritationFeeling annoyed, impatient.

When things get too messy or consecutive sounds/pattern that annoyed them.


EnergeticActive, bubbly, lively.

A strong curve which gives it power. The way its expanding in the ink.


ContentmentA state of happiness and satisfaction. 

Some gets contented easily, while others are hard to pleased. When one feel contented, it’s like feeling blessed. So I will express it like something smooth, calm and not too complicated.


SufferingThe state of undergoing pain, distress, hardship.

People who are suffering often feels that the world is in complete darkness. I want to do something that gives off the power of strong, dark and roughness.

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2D – Mark Making | Monoprint

We went about experimenting on mark making tools, everyone in class bring in so many different kinds of items like rambutan skin, leaf and tissue paper. We get to explore with the roller first, and came out with few design like this.


Then we went on and work on rambutan skin, cotton buds, tissue paper, baby breath flower and sticks.


For the final composition, i used aluminium foil pieces, sticks to draw the lines and using tools to cut. The second piece i used cotton buds and tissue paper to create the pattern.


Overall, this lesson is fun as we get to explore on many different type of items and make interesting pattern out of it.

2D – Project 1 “My Line is Emo”

There will be 18 line works corresponding to the various emotions in total. Each line should carry the name of the emotion used. The project outcome will be in black and white only.

The 18 emotions – longing, affection, intimate, cheerfulness, contentment, relief, energetic, hope, disgust, irritation, rage, hate, suffering, rejection, sorrow, anxiety, curiosity and timid.

In the mind map below, there are explanation of the emotions and what kind of aspect I am going to focus on. For example, to me affection is something more of a soft and gentle concept. There might be changes along the way as I explore and discover more on the different emotions, thus there will be changes around.

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