Telling Stories Through Brush Strokes

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Emotion Can be Divided Into Either High or Low Energy

How did you learn to tell stories? For me, it was through the words in books, the images on my wall, and the conversations I had with my parents. The art world is similar in that we use different mediums to tell our own personal stories. But how can one artist’s work tell a story while another’s does not? What are the elements of storytelling through brushstrokes?

There are two types of emotion: high and low energy. High energy is conveyed through the brush strokes, often using quick and small strokes. Low energy is conveyed by larger, slower, thicker brush strokes. Straight lines are associated with high energy, while curved lines are associated with low energy.

Style, Like Emotion, Needs to be Present in Order for Your Story to Fully Come Through.

Style is not just the way you tell a story. Style is the way you choose to tell your story. It’s not just how much emotion you insert into a work of art, but also how much emotion you put into it. It’s not just about putting yourself into your work, but also about putting yourself out there for others to see and experience.

It is so easy to get wrapped up in trying to convey an idea that we forget that if we do not put ourselves behind our artistic endeavors then they will be lacking something crucial: meaning!

There are many ways to express yourself through brush strokes — but it’s important for artists who want their works conveyed effectively and powerfully (and by extension, meaningfully) must have confidence in their own vision without second-guessing themselves or having self-doubt creep into their minds at every turn during creation time…

Color Conveys Emotion and Helps Illuminate Tension in The Work.

The way you use color can convey emotion, and it can also help illuminate tension in your work.

For example, let’s say you’re painting a portrait of someone who has experienced loss. You might choose to paint their eyes red or blue to convey their sadness. Or maybe the contrast between the colors helps bring out some of the tension in your subject’s face—for instance, if they are angry but trying not to show it.

This is just one example of how color can be used for both expressive purposes (to reveal an emotion) and illustrative purposes (to create a dynamic composition).

The Subject Matter is the Key Component of Storytelling.

In art, subject matter and style are key to conveying a story. In storytelling, the same can be said. A storyteller’s choice of subject matter and style will determine how he or she chooses to tell it.

If you want to tell a story about an old man who lives in the woods, then your painting should reflect this. Perhaps his cabin is made out of logs with smoke coming out of its chimney as snow falls on the forest behind it.

If you want your reader to feel like they are standing in a dark alley at night waiting for something bad to happen, then maybe go with black ink and watercolor splotches that look like blood stains on paper towels (don’t worry; I won’t tell anyone).

There Are Many Ways to Tell Stories With Art.

Art is a form of communication. It’s not just about making something look pretty, it can be used to express emotions and tell stories.

Art can be used to convey messages, as well as tell a story through brush strokes.


When it comes to storytelling and art, you can use many different tools. Some will be more effective than others depending on what kind of story you want to tell. Color, line, and shape are some of the tools that can help tell your story in a way that’s visually appealing but also conveys emotion through brushstrokes. By using these techniques in combination with each other, you can create an artistic narrative about any subject matter!

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