ILLUSION OF MOTION – Action Emoji Screen Shot 2017-10-24 at 2.13.35 PM


Using the illusions of motion listed below & discussed in our lecture you will create your own emojis that illustrate a specific motion and act. Please pick three options from this list to help you achieve the illusion of motion within your SIMPLE Emoji designs:
– Conveying/capturing anticipated movement
– Repeating
– Cropping
– Blurring
– Fragmenting
– Eliciting a kinesthetic response

In Graphic app render emojis using your chosen illusion of motion paired with your preferred subject matter. Draw one design per category (3 final designs total) and post them on your blog. Please label your designs with what illusion of motion they were inspired by. You must research and read/listen to the links below before Thursday.


Choose a color scheme of 3 colors max

Decide on a clear act or motion to depict

Create something new – avoid duplicates

Use your color knowledge of shading and tinting to create depth

employ a variety of lines 

Think simple!

Xu Bing’s – Book from the Ground: From Point-to-Point:


Student examples:Screen Shot 2017-10-24 at 2.35.53 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-10-24 at 2.38.06 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-10-24 at 2.35.04 PM.png

Conveying/Capturing Anticipated Movement
autumn-rhythmJackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm (Number 30), 1950

d181d0bad180d0b8d0bdd188d0bed182-2015-04-05-19-33-26Marcel Duchamp

CroppingScreen Shot 2017-10-24 at 2.03.27 PM.pngGiacomo Balla, 1912, Dinamismo di un Cane al Guinzaglio

Abstract Painting (726) 1990 by Gerhard Richter born 1932Gerhard Richter

3.jpegRollin Leonard

Eliciting a Kinesthetic Response
Cai Guo-Qiang

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