Ep63: Creating 'Emotional' Renders

We will talk about:

  • Why Adding Emotion is Very Crucial to Art
  • The 3 Categories of Emotion
  • How Color Can Influence Emotion

If your image isn't conveying emotion to the viewer, it's not art. Art that conveys strong emotions get more attention, are shared more and get more eyeballs watching it. Hence why it's so important for your career.

In this post, we discuss the 3 Categories of Emotions and how you can utilize these on your renders:

1. Knowledge Emotions

Interest: A new experience. Complex, unfamiliar but understandable.

Created by Ron Miller

Created by Ron Miller

Confusion: Opposite of interest. Cannot understand, but you want to. Example:

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Surprise: Disruptive. Unexpected, but understandable.

Example:

Slumber Party by Aamir Art

Slumber Party by Aamir Art

2. Hostile Emotions

Deliberate attempts by the artist to proke the viewer into anger, aggression and contempt. NOT RECOMMENDED

Example: Piss Christ.

3. Self-conscious Emotions

Reflect upon the viewers actions. Like Pride, shame, regret and embarrassment.

Examples:

Yin-Yang of World Hunger by David Revoy.

Yin-Yang of World Hunger by David Revoy.

Petroleum Hurts by Shao Jun

Petroleum Hurts by Shao Jun

The last meal by Xin Hou

The last meal by Xin Hou

Other Emotions

Sublime feelings: Aesthetic appreciation. Connected to happiness or fear.

Example:

Crash Kiss in vitro by Nicolas Crombez

Crash Kiss in vitro by Nicolas Crombez

Aesthetic Chills: Awe. Feeling touched or absorbed.

Example, Saturn Scene from Interstellar (no video yet available)

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Andrew Price