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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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IrritationFeeling annoyed, impatient.

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


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EnergeticActive, bubbly, lively.

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


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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.


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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.


Here are some of the other emotions that I have explore on. IMG_1614 IMG_1615 IMG_1616

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