Unit Two A-Principles of Design
These are the concepts or ideas, the theories or states of being to be used to put together the Elements above. If the Elements are the ingredients, then the principles are the recipe for a good picture. Of course these do not secure a good picture. Creativity and means of expression play a hugh part in making a piece of art. Also the importance of your statement and it's place and time.
(Note - draw a thumbnail sketch for each in sketch book)
Focal Point / Emphasis - The visual accent, stress, or sense of importance created in an artwork by
the color, size, shape, and placement of an object or area; the area or object to which the viewer's attention is drawn. Focal point is positive space or shape surrounded by negative space or shape.
Contrast- Differences in color, shape, scales, proportions to make a statement or to draw attention
Variety - The use of different elements of art to add interest to an artwork.
Rhythm / Movement - A sense of movement achieved by the repetition of one or more elements of
art, such as colors, lines, shapes, or forms in an artwork. Movement also relates to the movement of the eye through the painting.
Scale / Size - The relationship between the size, placement, or amount of one part of an artwork and that of another part of the whole. For example, an artist drawinga head will keep in mind the size relationship of the nose to the face.
Harmony and Unity - A sense of all parts working together
Balance - Balance: The arrangement of the parts of an artwork to give an overall sense of equality in visual weight. Balance can be symmetrical, asymmetrical, or radial.