What to do with those emotional shapes?
Now that we’re telling stories with nothing but shapes, how do we use it in design?
In my UVU concept art class what we did next was to create eight new abstract shapes that we really like, purely in the design sense.
We took those eight shapes and mixed them together to create two different plants.
From the outset we understood that the plants would be nonsensical—that was part of the fun.
But, as you see when you look through the next few pictures, we didn’t just stop there.
Once we had those plants designed, we used them as a base for drawing more designs within the black silhouettes—this time with a white pen drawn over the black.
This is a way for artists to plan out the smaller shapes that reside within the design.
Take a look below, see if you can pick out the building-block shapes above with the final results.
And, as promised, here are the answers from the last blog post:
1 & 2: Centered
3 & 4: Vigorous
6 & 7: Vulnerable
8 & 9: Hatred
10 & 11: Panic
How did you do? Let me know in the comments section how close I came to capturing those emotions for you.