The aim of the present study was to ascertain the caracteristics of the graphic symbolization of emotions. With the help of autosuggestion the subjecthad to experience four primary emotions (joy, sorrow, anger, and fear) and draw them abstractly with fibrepen. Their means of expression were: colour, line, and dot. Drawing were analysed on the basis of a list of plasticelements and some characteristics of the whole. The list was prepared in advance. It was discovered that the symbolization of emotions is above all determined conceptually and that their experiencing is not of a crucial importance. In spite of the successive drawing of the four primary emotions there were no interferences among them. The hypothesis of the independence of the use of different plastic elements of emotions was tested with the chi2-test. It was found out, that colours differentiate between emotions more significantly than lines. The symbolization's basic characteristics of each ofthe four primary emotions were identified. The drawing of different subjectsnamely manifest a lot of similarities in the use of plastic elements, the structural characteristics of the whole and the schematic representation of a given emotion.