windowtoart "Fundamentals": Balance Part 2 Foundations Choices
GOOD ARTISTS ARE WELL "BALANCED"!
Continuing our Art Foundations study/review, depending upon which class is doing this, we considered the importance of the art principle balance--the distribution of "weight" or activity in a composition, in these respects:
|D. OCCULT---background is a very dominant feature.|
|Symmetry Makes Everything Equal!|
|A 1. A Nice Round of Radials|
Radial design repeats segments around a center point. Segments can be exact repeats as in the left example, or varied as in the last two. A radial design has more than 2 repeats.
Cut design over watercolor Foil, tissue and colored cutouts Foil, colored cutouts
A 2. Exact Symmetry = "Mirror Images"
This was fun to do. There are devices that will mirror half your image for tracing purposes, but we did it the old fashioned way using windows.
This image involved a bit more effort in reverse painting of shadows and highlights, and I enjoyed the placement of the cat in dead center at the bottom.
Water color and black marker Pencil contrasts and ink.
Both designs are different examples of exact symmetry. The left one changes colors from side to side. In the right work, the areas are divided into quarters, and top right and left halves repeat. We do find ways to interpret principles our own ways, don't we?
|We move on. Come see two other aspects of symmetry in Part 2.|
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