Project 1-My Line is Emo

Foundation 2D Project 1: My Line is Emo


  • Aggression 

Definition: A feeling of anger or antipathy resulting in hostile or violent behavior; readiness to attack or confront.

Self Interpretation: Angry feelings and associated with violent action, which remind me of weapons used in the ancient wars. The tools I used were Chinese ink, and palette knives with their sharp tip and edges.

The tools I used were Chinese ink, and palette knives with their sharp tip and edges.

  • Disgust

Definition: A feeling of revulsion or strong disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive.

Self Interpretation: Things make me uncomfortable or make me tremble when I see it. Like vomit, rotten food, and dead animal or insect body, and swarms of flies or ants are attracted and gather around.

The tools I used were tissue with Chinese ink and a bag of dry tea. The final result also looks like the bacterial infection.

  • Amusement

Definition: Anything that amuses; pastime; enjoyment

Self Interpretation: The Circular shape is a kind of fun element. I was trying to make this mark through an amusing way. So the thing I did was blowing bubbles directly onto the paper strip with a straw. Tried to create an atmosphere of happiness and enjoyment with different sizes and opacities of bubbles. The splashes around also helped a lot.

The tools I used were Chinese ink mixed with liquid detergent and a straw.

  • Isolation 

Definition: Far away from others or little in common with others

Self Interpretation: Different and distant from others and helpless, like a small island in the ocean. I placed the ‘island’ on the left side of the strip by following the rule of thirds.

The tools I used were tissue, Chinese ink, and a sponge.

  • Embarrassment

Definition: A feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness

Self Interpretation: A feeling like being pricked by thousands of needles, and also comes with some feelings of fear and stress.

The tools I used were Chinese ink and cleaning brush.

  • Torment

Definition: A state of great physical or mental suffering; agony; misery.

Self Interpretation: A feeling of suffering or torture; like a fierce wild animal with unhealed wounds and being imprisoned in darkness.

I used a penknife to create the scratches on the paper covered with black acrylic paint.


Everyone has their own interpretation of emotions. Doing research is definitely one of the most helpful ways to open our minds. Besides, there is also another way to help us get inspiration, which is observing life. Art comes from life. : )