# Tag: Balance

##### HUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A GREAT FALL.
###### Solution:

Frame 1 humorously resembles a scene from movie ‘Matrix’ ,  while bringing contrast to convey a depth and creating a  downwards movement by repeating the subjects.

In Frame 2, the repeated trees are arranged around a central point, directing along different scales, to create a swirling movement towards the main character.

##### ALL THE KING’S HORSES AND ALL THE KING’S MEN.
###### SOLUTION:

In Frame 1, horses and knights are arranged in radial balance from small to big size, which gives a distinct focal point to King’s throne.

Frame 2 and 3 demonstrate repetition and patterns in a random way. Different subjects are contrasted in size, position and rotation, bringing dynamism into the layout.

##### GOULDN’T PUT HUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN.
###### SOLUTION:

The main subject is broken into pieces, creating various shapes. Harmoniously all shapes unites into a brand-new piece, which creates a sense of completeness.

##### THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON.
###### SOLUTION:

Frame 1 and 2 depicts a cow orbiting a plate, contrasted by different size, in an asymmetrical layout.

Frame 3 demonstrates cows riding on the moon and flying to the sky in an symmetrical way, while contrasted by reversing color.

##### THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE.
###### Solution:

Frame 1 demonstrates a flow of shoes flying towards a woman, who is in the upper third of layout. And white space casts on the main elements as if the light is shining through a open door, which makes the composition more cinematic.

##### SHE HAD SO MANY CHILDREN SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
###### Solution:

Frame 1 and 2 are exploring different spatial composition.

Frame 1 depicts a direction from bottom to top and mimic the explosion from a small point to the entire filled up space. It demonstrates contrast by silhouetting out a woman figure.

Frame 2 depicts a flow from far to deep space, creating a silhouette of a lady shoe to indicate where they live. Finally the flow ends at where the woman stands, portraying a progressive problem to her.

##### THEN WHIPPED THEM ALL SOUNDLY AND PUT THEM TO BED.
###### Solution:

In Frame 1, Baby is threatened by pointed wood sticks and away from his toy.

# Principles of Design

The principles of design describe the ways that artists use the elements of art in a work of art.

### Balance

Balance is the distribution of the visual weight of objects, colors, texture, and space. If the design was a scale, these elements should be balanced to make a design feel stable.

In symmetrical balance, the elements used on one side of the design are similar to those on the other side;

In asymmetrical balance, the sides are different but still look balanced.

In radial balance, the elements are arranged around a central point and may be similar.

### Emphasis

Emphasis is the part of the design that catches the viewer’s attention. Usually the artist will make one area stand out by contrasting it with other areas. The area could be different in size, color, texture, shape, etc.

### Movement

Movement is the path the viewer’s eye takes through the work of art, often to focal areas. Such movement can be directed along lines, edges, shape, and color within the work of art.

### Pattern

Pattern is the repeating of an object or symbol all over the work of art.

### Repetition

Repetition works with pattern to make the work of art seem active. The repetition of elements of design creates unity within the work of art.

### Proportion

Proportion is the feeling of unity created when all parts (sizes, amounts, or number) relate well with each other. When drawing the human figure, proportion can refer to the size of the head compared to the rest of the body.

### Rhythm

Rhythm is created when one or more elements of design are used repeatedly to create a feeling of organized movement. Rhythm creates a mood like music or dancing. To keep rhythm exciting and active, variety is essential.

### Variety

Variety is the use of several elements of design to hold the viewer’s attention and to guide the viewer’s eye through and around the work of art.

### Unity

Unity is the feeling of harmony between all parts of the work of art, which creates a sense of completeness.