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design workbook

elements of design
LINE
Line can be considered in two ways. The linear marks made with a pen or brush or the edge created when two shapes meet.

SHAPE
A shape is a self contained defined area of geometric or organic form. A positive shape in a painting automatically creates a negative shape.

VALUE
Value is the lightness or darkness of a colour. Value is also called Tone

TEXTURE
Texture is the surface quality of a shape - rough, smooth, soft hard glossy etc. Texture can be physical (tactile) or visual.

COLOR
Color is the response of the eye to differing wavelengths of radiation within the visible spectrum.

FORM
The simplest definition of shape is a closed contour, an element defined by its perimeter. The three basic shapes are: circle, rectangle (square) and triangle

PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN
BALANCE
Balance in design is similar to balance in physics.

REPETITION
Repetiton with variation is interesting, without variation repetition can become monotonous

UNITY
Relating the design elements to the the idea being expressed in a painting reinforces the principal of unity

Emphasis
Areas of interest. Guides the eye into through and out of the image through the use of sequence of various levels of focal points, primary focal point, secondary, tertiary, etc

Contrast-Contrast is the occurrence of contrasting elements, such as colour, value, size, etc. It creates interest and pulls the attention toward the focal point.
Repetition
the recurrence of elements within a piece: colours, lines, shapes, values, etc. Any element that occurs is generally echoed, often with some variation to keep interest.

Rhythm
in interior design also may be used to reduce randomness. For example, placing four plant pots in a row and evenly spaced apart on a floor produces an organized look.

VARIETY
The use of dissimilar elements, which creates interest. Variety like a painting or some reflective wood panels added on a plain wall may be used to reduce monotony. Helps infuse color to a house decor to attempt to increase design beauty.

Movement
the picture appears to be moving or about to move

unity

variety

movement

rhythm

pattern

repetition

balance picture

emphasis

this picture shows contrast

Thursday, March 12, 2009

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