A line is a dot that went for a walk.
Dot is simple. Line is an extension of a dot. But what happens when emotions are implied into a dot?
Based on the Cambridge dictionary, here are the definitions of 18 emotions:
To further explore the meaning of words, I grouped them together according to their characteristics while adding my personal descriptions.
More adjectives are added during my first sketching. This helps me to recall personal experiences/objects relating to that particular emotion before transcending it into drawings.
Medium used: pencil, markers, charcoal stick
Understanding these emotions based on word descriptions had me stuck onto one pictorial design on repetition. Hence, I went back to the featured artists that we previously researched on for more inspiration.
Here are some artworks that stand out to me. I identified their design principles before listing down related emotions. These directed me to imply principles, like contrast and emphasis, in my next round of ideation.
First attempt was rather conservative with minimal medium used. Also, there were too many repetition of shapes and patterns. I decided to move away from drawing with literal meanings while injecting more imaginative lines. New medium are introduced to create textures and add in some fun to the process.
Medium used: pencils, markers, charcoal stick, chinese ink, rubber cement, milk, strings
Second attempt was more exciting and easier to generate new designs. The following emotions have allowed me to explore lines with hands-on experiments.
Psychotic – milk and heat
Turbulent – charcoal and rubber cement
systematic – sewing
The finalised 18 designs were mounted upon completion. I choose to present them in A3 format for its height (60mm) that allows me to work comfortably at a wider scale, with a focal point in the centre.
(see final artwork here)