Monday Challenge 12/03/12 Priciples of Design
Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:06 AM
In a good piece of design, whether it be a painting or a scrapbook page, you will incorporate many, if not all of the principles and many of the elements of design. We will be focusing on one or two of the principles each week, but don't put aside the other aspects of good design.
Balance in design is similar to balance in physics
A large shape close to the center can be balanced by a small shape close to the edge. A large light
toned shape will be balanced by a small dark toned shape (the darker the shape the heavier it appears to be) (Artist John Lovett's website)
It is a state of equalized tension and equilibrium, which may not always be calm.
Types of Balance
Asymmetrical produces an informal balance that is attention attracting and dynamic.
Radial balance is arranged around a central element. The elements placed in a radial balance seem to 'radiate'
out from a central point in a circular fashion.
Overall is a mosaic form of balance which normally arises from too many elements being put on a page. Due to the lack of hierarchy and contrast, this form of balance can look noisy.
For today's challenge, I want you to give particular attention to your layout's Balance. I encourage you to read further by Googling the Principles of Design. You can do a layout of any subject with any number of photos that you wish to use.
Post your layouts in the General Message Board Gallery.
Here's mine: Lime Tree Bay Resort
Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:38 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:56 PM
Sorting through the scraps to generate the gems!