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ID Midterm Quiz
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To plan or organize
Creative Fields because
There are no predetermined correct answers
Are there rules in art?
NO, but they have guidelines
Should you look and learn from other artist?
Yes, you can see what is successful and what is not
What the artist is trying to say
How the artist says what they are saying
The Creative Process:
What are the steps to getting started:
Think about the problem
Precisely what is to be achieved?
Are there visual stylistic requirements?
What are the physical limitations?
When is the solution needed? (Deadlines are important)
Who is going to see your design?
What is key when presenting to an audience?
Knowing who will see it
Sources for Looking:
Nature- natural world, animals human artifacts, etc...
Artifacts- Events, other artworks and artists, etc...
History and Culture- TV, society, fashion, mass media, etc...
Is revision necessary??
What is a rule when doing a revision?
Try to overcome your attachment to your first idea
What do revisions allow?
An idea to grow beyond an obvious or familiar starting point
Form of critique:
Dialogue with a Professor
Review by peers and classmates
Self- Critique- like in a journal
Visual Perception: Gestalt
The theory of visual psychology, or the study of perception
Ways to achieve unity
Make separate elements look as if they belong together by putting the elements close together.
Simplest way to achieve unity
Repeat design elements to create harmony
What should you repeat?
The design carries the eye of the viewer through and around the picture
Chaos and Control
"Without some aspect of unity, an image or design becomes chaotic and quickly unreadable. Without elements of variety, an image is lifeless and dull becomes uninteresting."
The point of emphasis in an image or design.
Ways to achieve emphasis?
Where to place the Focal Point?
Not the dead center of the page
Not too close to the edge of the picture or it will pull the viewer's eye off the page
Have something pointing back into the composition
Relative size, the size of an object as measured in comparison to another object or against some mental norm or standard
(the term is often used with math and ratios)
Width is to length is to length plus width
Considered aesthetically pleasing
What is the number for the Golden Rectangle?
1 to 1.618
A counting sequence in which each new number is the sum of the previous 2
The 4 types of Balance
Crystallographic (Allover pattern)
Design based on repetition
The beat or flow of images that invoke a felling of pattern or rhythm, hearing, but it can also be visual
Rhythm and Motion
Shape & Repetition
Can we talk about rhythm in terms of color and texture?
Display alternating rhythm
Such as Greek temples
Also seen in brick and window placements
Types of Lines
The points when connected form a line
When one object points to another
Implies quiet and repose such as a body at rest
Implies strength and stability and action potential
Motion and action, the body moves
Used to define the outside of the form
Describing the shape is less important then showing the dynamics or action of a pose
Cross-hatching- Crisscrossed lines
Used for shading
To create gray values, place a series of lines close together, the closer the lines are together the darker it appears.
Can used to create a 3-dimensional quality
Adapting Techniques to Theme Line
Quality should reflect the theme and emotion that you want to depict in your image
Dark Line Technique
Using a dark outline in a design can add emphasis
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