Posts Tagged ‘conveying emotion’

Line and emotion: a warm-up exercise

September 29, 2019

Introduction Why warm up? Creating visual art can be a wonderfully free and intuitive process. But, for a bit of “fine tuning”, it’s worth starting off your day in the studio with a warm up exercise or two. A quick physical warm up is as useful for the artist as it is for the dancer […]

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Shapes and emotion

May 6, 2014

Above: Leonardo da Vinci “Lady with an Ermine” Shapes are essential to the character of each artistic image. Have you ever glimpsed a painting from a great distance, and understood something of the emotion conveyed by the artist even before discerning the full content of the picture?¬†Along with tone and colour contrast, clear shapes within […]

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