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1 Visuals (Artistic) English 1201, 2201 Adapted from K.Jesperson

2 2 Composition: The placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work. It can also be thought of as the organization of the elements of artelements of art

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6 Focal Point – where the eye is drawn in a visual – contrast or an unusual image can create a focal point, as can the rule of thirds.

7 How to establish focal point

8 Focal Point

9 Perspective (from Latin perspicere, to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye


11 perspective

12 Balance the degree to which elements of a picture are in proportion. If the elements are balanced, there is harmony. If they are weighted to one side, there is tension.

13 balance

14 Imbalance creates tension

15 Blank Space (white space): unused space in an illustration. It helps to create contrast with shapes and colours in the illustration, helps to define a focal point (what the eye is drawn to), and makes the viewer question what is missing.

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18 Pose a living thing’s body position can suggest a lot about its state of mind. Pay close attention to facial expression and body language.

19 pose

20 Contrast created by two elements of the visual that are different (black-white, large-small, etc.). Creates emphasis.

21 Contrast

22 Line lines frame pictures, draw the eye to the focal points and create contrasts. Curved lines suggests softness; angular lines suggest hardness; jagged lines suggest energy.

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24 Jagged line

25 Symbol often symbols are used to convey complex ideas quickly. A skull may mean death, an beaver may stand for Canada, etc.

26 Symbol


28 Color creates contrast and emphasis (i.e. a bright colour on a drab background), can have symbolic meaning (green = nature), and can suggest a mood (black = depressing, scary).

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31 words should be analyzed for font (i.e. is it in a childish form of writing, or is it more sophisticated?) and also for connotation (extra meanings a word comes to have.)

32 Horror and terror LOTS OF FUN English Class rules

33 In the images that follow, choose three of the visual elements given, and explain the effect these elements have on the visual





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