In 1970, psychologists have defined 6 basic emotions:
Happiness, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, Anger and Surprise.
Since the best part of doodling is giving these creature certain emotions, I thought this would be a fun opportunity to expand a little more on each emotion.
And of course, to draw them!
Since there are six basic emotions, I will spread them over 3 post.
This is of course the best emotion out there!
Happiness can be expressed in many ways, but the first thing we think about is smiling and laughing.
J and I always jokingly argue about who out of the two of us is funnier.
And though I might have to agree that he deserves the first place, it is also true that I am an easier audience.
I am very easily entertained by a funny meme, video or just a random comment.
Practical jokes and sarcasm however, are not really for me.
When I am excited, you will notice that as well.
The book project I am organizing makes me very excited, but also smaller things like seeing my fish first thing in the morning gives me a burst of positive energy.
Others signs of happiness are not as “loud”.
Taking my first sip of coffee in the morning, a good book, relaxing and being with someone I like, also give me a lot of satisfaction.
The smug shark in the drawing represents my pride when I make a good comeback to someone who is being mean. That makes me grin from ear to ear as well.
And finally, sometimes I fantasize about that could never happen in real life.
Such as, I become a world famous illustrator and all the books I worked on suddenly become best sellers.
Hey, a girl can dream 😉
Just like I am easy for laughter, crying is something I at one point did daily.
Sometimes my OCD becomes too demanding, other times I feel lonely.
But what I really can’t stand is people are being unnecessarily mean.
I was bullied, both at school and at workplaces.
And the fact that I would ALWAYS start crying didn’t help my case.
I just couldn’t seem to help.
In the past I have also got some very mean comments on my drawings, which really hurt me.
Not necessarily because of pride, but I have said it so many times, drawing is one of the few things that keeps me sane.
And while I know that I shouldn’t pay attention, I just can’t help how much this affects me.
Though sadness is something we all want to avoid, it is OK to show your tears and be comforted by someone.
It is not a sign of weakness!
Do you easily show emotions?
What makes you happy? What makes you sad?