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Bryan Beus - Abstract Emotions

Abstract Emotional Shapes

Abstract emotional shapes from my UVU Concept Art Class.

All in all, this is a really fun activity.

This assignment I thought up as an opportunity to use shapes—in their purest sense—to create emotion and stories. Shapes are the building blocks of all solid design, so by cutting out the narrative element of shapes—that is, not worrying about making the shapes resemble anything we might recognize—it’s easier to focus on just making stuff that’s neat, no matter the context.

We started with a list of a dozens of different human emotions—such as pain, fear, melancholy, etc.—and then together we came up with shapes that we felt described those emotions.

We all brought these emotional shapes to class to show to each other, and everyone made guesses as to which emotion each shape was supposed to evoke. If everyone guessed the correct emotion, then the creator of the shape knew s/he was on the right track.

Here are a few from my attempts from the first pass at this exercise.

Can you guess the emotions? Let me know what you think in the comments.

(I’ll post the answers with my next blog post)

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Vine No. 2: Pure Philosophy

Pure Philosophy, by Bryan Beus

Pure Philosophy, by Bryan Beus

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Vine No. 2: Pure Philosophy

I have a tendency to over think things, sometimes. When I drew this picture of an old, old man observing angels finding their way to heaven, I was wondering how much of thinking hard about deeper things is useful, compared with simply taking off in our goals.

I would imagine both are always useful.

Posted on Vine here: http://vncl.co/emLFMHA4Mtb

Alright, Mission Control…

First of all, thank you, everyone who participated in the initial voting. I’m excited to see how the painting turns out.

As a token of appreciation, I’m emailing/facebook-pm’ing everyone who voted a link to an exclusive desktop-wallpaper download. Thank you!

Furthermore, using a random number generator, I’ve selected two people from the voters to whom I am going to send a signed print:

The first is a 5×10’ish [when I say, ‘ish’, I mean I don’t have a ruler handy] glossy print of “Slithy Toves”, which is a character design set I did from the poem, “Jabberwocky.”

And a 12×17’ish giclée print of Rapunzel:

And, those recipients are: Tristen Lawrence and Allie Bond. I’ll be contacting you soon.

Thank you again.

There were a little over fifty people who voted. Because some listed multiple paintings in which they’d be interested, I wasn’t sure how to count the votes. I decided on doing it in two ways.

First, I counted up just the first title/number that each person said in their postings. Second, I counted up how many times each painting was mentioned.

For the first result: “Fish Tank of Fairies” came in first, and “Children Playing” came in second. [19/11]

For the second result: “Fish Tank of Fairies” came in first, and “Children Playing” came in second. [31/17]

Which means, FISH TANK OF FAIRIES! WOO!

Stay tuned.

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(p.s. “Children Playing” may live to see another day)