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draw emotions

with line
 

by JuliannaKunstler.com

objectives

Students learn about Line as an Element of Art and emotional qualities of line.

Essential questions

  • Can a line represent emotions, sounds and other concepts?
  • What are the two types of line?
  • Does color help to express abstract concepts?

assignment details

Using only abstract lines, create a design, that would represents the following concepts:

  • a sound of an approaching train
  • a taste of a hot pepper
  • a smell of a fresh baked apple pie
  • a feeling of loneliness
  • a feel of a lamb skin
  • a sound of an alarm clock at 5:30 am

Do not draw the objects, draw sounds, smells, feelings, and tastes!

examples

line drawing

a sound of an approaching train

line drawing

a taste of a hot pepper

line drawing

a smell of a fresh baked apple pie

line drawing

a feeling of loneliness

line drawing

a feel of a lamb skin

a sound of an alarm clock at 5:30 am

examples

Close your eyes

Think of the first reaction to the statement.

What emotions does it evoke?

If this is a sound - what is a rhythm of it? Is there a pattern to it? Is it loud... soft... aggressive.... comforting...?

If this is a feeling or emotion - is it positive or negative? How does it make YOU feel?

If this is a taste or an abstract concept - what comes to mind when you think about it?

 

If you were to represent the feel of that sentence visually... what types of line would you use?

Sketch your ideas.

Use lines: thin, thick, straight, curved, solid, interrupted. Think of a rhythm, emphasis or pattern, contrast and how busy the design should be....

Then execute them using only lines.

There are no wrong answers here.... Just think...

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