Thursday, 10 March 2011

Emotion and Expression

I have been playing around in my sketchbook lately with trying to capture emotion through expression. I want my characters to have feeling behind them, like they have a story to tell.

I have been finding inspiration from some previous work, work that has been quite spontaneous and true to my mood at the time. I think these pieces link nicely to my current exploration into emotion. I think beauty is supposed to lie in a symmetric face but I've been trying to create ugly cute creatures by keeping the eyes a little bit different from each other.


  1. I am in love with every single face you sketched on that page!!!! So good!!

  2. I love all the paintings in this post! i don,t kno if you know Aya Takano, it reminds me a bit of her drawings, ith very sweet colors you'd love to live in!
    sam ectoplasm

  3. Thanks Micki, I'm glad you like them x

    Sam- I had never heard of Aya Takano before, I googled her and I really love her work, had a good look through! x

  4. I looked at the pictures before reading any text and thought "wow... so emotional". So I guess that means you're accomplishing what you set out to do. I just found you on the etsy success team page... Cute blog! I would love it if you'd check out mine when you have a chance!