There are many ways in how an artist portrays emotion in art. These represent the different aspects of human emotion. Some may be very obvious to the viewer, while others are not. The artist portraying emotions in the art may do so through his or her words or through the way his or her art is situated. In understanding how an artist employs these different methods of how they depict emotion in art, one must take into consideration the different types of art that are represented through their works.
Paintings are perhaps the oldest form of art. Through the centuries, paintings have been used to depict almost every aspect of life. The first paintings to be made were in cave paintings from thousands of years ago. Today, artists still use the same techniques in depicting emotions in art. There is a lot of detail that is often painted into the paintings which often leads people to interpret the art in different ways.
Oil paintings are among the most commonly used art forms in the world. The process of painting in oil is where one will use a brush to paint on a canvas. The paint is usually water-based which makes it very thick and the blending process is used to create a smooth and evenly toned surface. After the canvas has been painted, the artist may use a solvent to remove the excess paint that was not absorbed by the solution.
Giclee art is one of the most well-known art forms in the world. This is where an artist would use a canvas to create a fine artwork where they would apply color on top of a photograph that was engraved. They would then allow it to dry up to create a print that resembles a physical piece of art. The colors used in how artists portray emotion in the art can vary from using too much color saturation to not using enough color saturation.
Filming a photograph into a painting can be an interesting way of how an artist creates this type of art. In the photography part of this process, the photographer is asked to focus on a specific area of the photo that will help them create the scene that they are going for in the painting. A colorist may be used at times in order to enhance the effect that is created. Using a lightbox to create a photograph can be helpful.
Another way that an artist can use paint is with watercolors. An artist will create a drawing using a black brush and water in order to create the desired color that will be used in the final painting. A person who is not familiar with how this is done may want to look through some of the many books on how to use watercolor paint. Once a person has mastered how to use watercolor paint, they will be able to create beautiful paintings. Many times an artist will only need to use water and have their subject in focus.
An artist can also make use of charcoal with charcoal drawings. A charcoal artist will use different colored charcoal in order to depict different emotions in the art. For example, a bright red can be used to represent anger while a charcoal drawing of a small child can be used to show joy. An artist may choose to add a lighter or darker color depending upon how the subject feels or what message the painting is trying to convey. Using charcoal in this manner can produce some of the most beautiful art that is put together in the correct manner.
Learning how to paint with acrylic paint can be very beneficial for an artist. This type of paint can be used to create oil paintings that depict emotions in the art. Using acrylic paint techniques can be much easier to learn than pastels. An artist who learns to paint with acrylics will be able to take their paintings and put them together in such a way as to have a great understanding of how paint can be used in the different types of art.