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The use of art to express feelings and emotions

Leading artists reveal the key to really engaging the viewer. But how do you put these together and manipulate them to create a memorable, moving image?

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Want to know how to draw a scene with real emotion? Here are 10 helpful tips to get you started. I usually select a natural lighting condition which has some general rules, such as daylight, overcast light, or sunset; I then shift them to better fit the story and feeling I want to create. Night and gloom always create a feeling of danger and horror. Use real life Mammoliti thought back to times of despair to help him create the mood for this piece "Use your own experience when depicting emotions," says artist Damien Mammoliti.

How did it make you feel? If you could personify and create a character based on that emotion, how would it look?

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Asking yourself these questions can help you to create a narrative for your illustration. Prepare with words as well as images Mapping out ideas like this can help ensure the concept is clear to the viewer "A mind map is a graphical diagram of related thoughts and words about a subject," explains concept artist Emi Chen.

In this case, I wanted the illustration to revolve around the concept of 'mystery', so I created a mind map focused on this word and what comes to mind. I tried to exhaust all possibilities, exploring everything that I could until I was sure there were absolutely no more related ideas left.

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  • Just find out what works best for you;
  • Analogous colours are colours that sit next to one another on the colour wheel; these types of combinations will offer balance.

There is plenty to suggest a story unfolding in this image "Story is the overall idea or concept of the piece," says digital artist Andy Walsh. But throw in a little backstory or some elements that make us go deeper into the scene or character, and your audience will not just appreciate the piece but delight in it.

  1. By analogy, there is arguably something wrong from an epistemological standpoint with someone who is afraid of a harmless spider precisely because the spider does not constitute a real threat. In addition, the account has a straightforward explanation of why some of us do not like genres, such as horror, that tend to elicit negative emotions in audiences.
  2. Art exercises about emotions help clients to be more in touch with and aware of their feelings. This, however, demands explanation as to how such an operation can be performed.
  3. However, can genuine emotions be experienced in response to music? The fact that people have some control over their responses may well be a prerequisite for the possibility of finding pleasure in them, but it does not seem to explain why such pleasure is to be had in the first place.

What story happened to get us to this scene? Convey sensory disruption Use small details to help convey big emotion "Fear is a very interesting emotion to depict.

This helps the viewer gain empathy towards the subject matter, heightening their experience of the emotion. Use narrative that others can associate with This narrative helps suggests longing, using themes many people can relate to Illustrator Kevin Hong says: That said, there are certain narratives that I think everyone can relate to.

Moments of idling, waiting, or of childhood especially. With this in mind, I create several digital sketches to illustrate these moments.

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  • The first problem is that of explaining how it is possible to experience genuine emotions in response to fictional events and non-representational strings of sounds;
  • As human beings, we need art to enable us to gain and share new ideas;
  • The fact that we enjoy watching drama films does not seem to be explainable solely in terms of our curiosity and fascination for odd characters.

Consider your composition carefully Placing the goddess high up in the composition helps convey the feeling of awe "I like to think about composition and the different viewpoints I can show my scene from, almost like having a movie camera in my mind and traveling around a scene trying to find the most interesting still shot to recreate," reveals illustrator Scott Murphy.

Finding the right vantage point can help with the emotion or story you are trying to portray. Play with colors to find the right mood Search for color combinations that best reflect the feeling you are trying to convey "When plotting out ideas for colours, I often like to test different ideas using some typical colour combinations; complementary, analogous, and achromatic combinations being some of my favourites," Mammoliti says.

Analogous colours are colours that sit next to one another on the colour wheel; these types of combinations will offer balance. This image will have a slightly desaturated complementary palette to help reflect the feeling of despair. Make sure you enjoy it A unique image that conveys something that is meaningful will always capture an audience "The key to making interesting work is to make art that you find interesting," says Hong.

If you make work that you really enjoy and work hard at perfecting your craft, then you will find clients who will commission you for being you.