Below is a quick video outlining how to take a basic emotion: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, disgust, or surprise & expanding on that as well as how to turn those feelings into images.
Keep in mind-Abstraction is taking an idea & reducing it to its most simplistic form by taking away unnecessary details.
Don’t forget color has meaning! Attached is a brief slideshow converted to a pdf to expand on how colors can convey feeling as well. Though we are working with mixed materials, color plays an important role in conveying a feeling. Color_&_meaning