icebreather106 wrote: mojacardave wrote:
blowfishhootie wrote:What, exactly, is leading people to believe the girl is sad? Since when is sitting down solely the act of a depressed person? Because I see no other clues to suggest it. Why can't it just be that she finished her part and was waiting for the guy to finish up and join her?
Well - without other visual cues to go on, it's the protective body position, and the fact that she was looking slightly downwards. Yes, that's quite presumptuous, but it's all we have available to judge emotions, and the pace of progress encourages reading far too much into frames.
I don't actually think she's sad (or cold) but there are some minor visual cues.
You beat me to it. I don't at all think it would be a stretch to think she's sad. Not saying that's the case, but by her body language she certainly could be. One other person said she looks cold (that whole crazy snow hypothesis....) but I could get on the bandwagon with cold and/or sad
Yup...and this realization blew my mind. They are stick figures, but you can still infer human emotion to some degree...
Hand on knee - potentially pensive, bored, reflective.
Staring slightly down - again, potentially pensive and reflective, potentially sad
Starting off towards ocean - huge trigger for being reflective...similar to staring at night sky
As opposed to:
Sitting, but staring behind her - either something interesting going on back there, or obviously bored and looking for something more interesting
Sitting, leaning back, looking up - relaxed, happy