Presentation on theme: "The Principles of Design"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Principles of Design Uses the Elements of Design - Line, Shape, Value, Texture, Form, Color and Space to create amazing compositions for all types of art.For Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Landscape Design, etc. etc.
2 Composition Proportion (Scale) Balance Movement Rhythm Contrast EmphasisPatternHarmony/UnityThe basic principles of design include the following:
3 ProportionProportion is the relationship between objects, or parts, of a whole.Elements seem to be an appropriate size for the space they fill.
4 ProportionThe ratio of one part to the whole.Things just look right.
5 Formal Balance One side is a mirror image of the other side Symmetrical or Formal Balance is the arrangement of forms on one side of an imaginary central dividing line, axis or plane is the mirror image of the other side.Associated with the beauty of nature.Repose and dignity.
6 Informal BalanceObjects on each side of the central dividing line are different.More exciting and dramaticAsymmetrical or Informal Balance brings elements that are not matching into equilibrium.Asymmetrical balance can be achieved through placement, shapes, colors, sizes, and other aspects of objects.
7 MovementThe use of lines, color and repetition to create the illusion of motion.Drawing the eye around the composition.
8 MovementThe use of lines, color and repetition to create the illusion of motion.Drawing the eye around the composition.
9 MovementThe use of lines, color and repetition to create the illusion of motion.Drawing the eye around the composition.
10 Rhythm- Repetition When a design element is repeated Repetition is created when a design element is repeated.Can be achieved through color, line, form, or texture.Can sometimes lead to monotony, so it must be balanced against the need for variety.
11 Rhythm-GradationLight to DarkThin to ThickSmall to Large
12 Rhythm- Radiation Lines flow out from a single point. Radiation: lines flow out from a central point.
13 ContrastContrast is using opposite or sharply different color, shape etc. to provide variety which creates interest.
16 Emphasis Emphasis creates a center of interest An area that dominates Attracts the viewer’s eyeAlso referred to as a Focal PointEmphasis is the feature that is seen first and that repeatedly draws attention.
24 Harmony/Unity & Variety Harmony is achieved when Unity and Variety are effectively combined.
25 Unity The design is seen as “whole”. Unity is blending elements in a pleasing way, uncomplicated and soothing.Sometimes can seem monotonous.
26 VarietyThe subtle differences we see that create the variety of life for us to enjoy.Artists combine elements in different ways to create a unified composition.Variety captures our attention and creates interest.
27 Harmony/Unity & Variety What make’s it have Harmony?