The Principles of Design:
Distribution of objects, texture, space and colours to make up a stable design. Three types of balance:
– Symmetrical balance – elements on one side of the design are similar to the opposite side
– Asymmetrical design – sides are different but still remain visually balanced
– Radial balance – elements are arranged around a centre, focal point
A part of the design that jumps out at the viewer. Usually made visible through contrasting with other areas of the design, using, for example, size/shape/colour etc.
- Pattern / Repetition
Constant repeating of an object or symbol in a design to create a recurring form or sequence. Gives unity to the art work.
When all parts of a design correlate and work well together, it is good proportion. Parts can refer to sizes, amounts or numbers in the design.
The path the viewer’s eyes follows through in the design, and usually stops to rest and observe a focal area. Movement can be shown using lines, edges, shapes, or colours, etc.