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Sketching Sunday Inside Out

by Shannon Karol


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Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to enjoy Inside Out, the latest movie by Pixar. Inside Out tells the story of the emotions inside Riley’s head, namely Fear, Sadness, Disgust, Anger, and Joy.

Pixar’s Inside Out
We all know that we convey our own emotions through our facial expressions.  And if there’s one thing we have a lot of in the CAM collection, it is portraits showing people’s faces!  We decided to use the emotions of Inside Out as our prompt for Sketching Sunday this month.  Here are some of our suggestions for each emotion—what other examples can you find in the collection?

Oval portrait of a woman in a white gown playing a lyre

Joy: Young Woman Playing a Lyre by Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun

bronze statue of Eve sitting on a rock turing her body away

Fear: Eve Hearing the Voice by Moses Ezekiel

three woman in all black clothes

Sadness: Mourning, Brittany by Charles Cottet

 a man standing proudly is a suit of armor
Disgust: Portrait of a Man in Armor by Anthony van Dyck


bronze statue of a nude Hercules and Antaeus wrestling

Anger: Hercules and Antaeus by Stefano Maderno

I hope that you’ll join us on Sunday, July 5th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for our Inside Out edition of Sketching Sunday.  Don’t forget to post photos of your sketches to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag: #sketchingsunday.