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What is color discord and how can you use it?
Color discord is created by using colors widely separated on the color wheel. These colors are visually disturbing … they clash. But, however unpleasant, they can provide excitement. For example: pink and orange.
Complementary colors oppose each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange, red and green, purple and yellow. Complementary color schemes have a more energetic feel.
he triad color scheme is three colors on the color wheel in a triangle. Example:Orange, Purple, and Green.
that causes the viewer to be initially attracted to the emphasized color.
atmospheric perspective with color
warm and cool colors
We tend to associate colors to objects. Like, yellow-banana or red-apple. Therefore, red and orange (fire) and yellow (sunlight) become identified as warm colors and blue and green (sky, water evoke coolness.
intensity of a color
The third property of color, INTENSITY is the saturation of a color.
The use of additive and subtractive color systems
Color comes from light, so the guidelines of color mixing and usage are different depending on whether the color source is light or pigments. Working with materials you’re in the subtractive world, when working with light you’re working in the additive world.
The first property of color. It is basically the name of the color; the visual sensation of the different parts of the color spectrum.
value of color
As the second property of color, VALUE is the lightness of darkness of the hue. Adding white or black paint to the color alters its hue.
Rhythm and Movement
Pictures move you from one place to another in an abrupt, dynamic way much like a fast, staccato rhythm in music will give you the impression of movement. Rhythm in art is created by the repetition of elements. Similarity of elements, or flowing, circular elements will give a more connected flowing rhythm to a picture, while jagged, or unrelated elements will create a more unsettling, dynamic...
Optical Illusions in motion
Certain optical illusions based on the repetition of geometric forms will cause your eye to produce motion where none is present.
Multiple images create motion
In optical movement, the eye is forced to move around the picture dynamically in order to see all the different elements. Optical movement can be enhanced by curved forms that keep your eyes moving in a circular pattern throughout the picture.
When figures move past us at very high speeds, we perceive that figure as somewhat blurry. This experience leads us to interpret blurry or indistinct outlines as conveying motion.
Live figures portrayed in unstable body positions cause us to feel that motion is imminent. We know from past experience with these positions that some kind of movement will occur. This heightens the feeling of motion.
Stillness and Arrested motion
an illusion that occurs when lines receding on the diagonal remain parallel instead of converging toward a common vanishing point.
This device reproduces the visual image, but in the very special view that occurs when an item is pointed directly at the viewer. In Alexander Rodchenko’s At the Telephone, we are presented with the top fo the figure’s head pointing directly at us.
Aerial perspective describes the use of color or value to demonstrate depth. As objects recede away from the viewer in atmospheric perspective, bright whites and rich blacks tend toward medium gray and eventually disappear into a blue/gray background. Even colors have greater intensity closer to a viewer than they do further away.
The vertical location in a design is important to understand the recession of depth in the context. The higher the object, the farther back it is assumed to be.
size relationships to achieve space
Space can be used to both separate and connect elements in a design. Wider spaces separate elements from each other and narrower spaces connect elements to reveal relationships between them. Overlapping elements maximizes their relationship. Rhythm, direction, and motion are created by controlling the shape space in or designs.
A distortion of a shape due to perspective wherein an object appears shorter than we know it to be. Foreshortening is the distortion of a shape due to its perspective, where a part of the object appears shorter than what it actually is.
The Picture Plane
The picture plane is the two-dimensional surface on which shapes are organized into a design composition.
is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three dimensions. Le trompe-l’oeil de l’avenue George V a la tombee de la nuit.
Verisimilitude is the appearance or semblance of truth. Verisimilitude is depicted through the realistic-looking characters at the wax museum.
Collages are created by assembling a variety of materials together.
It is the use of materials to create a surface that can be felt or touched. tactile texture is present on these printing blocks.
Pattern and Texture
Pattern is the repetition of a visual element in a regular and anticipated sequence. It is like a “dress pattern” or template, but it has a more general meaning referring to repetition of a design motif. Texture is an element of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design and is distinguished by its perceived visual and tactile sense.
non objective shapes
Shapes with no object reference and no subject matter suggestion. “PULP,” 2010, oil on canvas,
Natural / Idealism / Distortion
Natural shapes are known to have reasonable proportions, which creates a sense of credibility in a design. Idealism reproduces a design not as it is but as cultural worldview says it should be. Distortion are exaggerated shapes. These shapes are altered and stretched in proportion. Here are a few examples. naturalism-Gustav Klimt Idealism-Fernando Botero Distortion-
Abstract shapes which allude to natural, organic forms. “hundreds of Styrofoam cups making up organic shapes on a ceiling”
Figure + Ground
a.k.a. positive and negative space! Our visual perception is dependent on our ability to recognize borders and boundaries that separate figure from ground.
Shape is a perceived area created by an enclosing line or by color and value changes defining the outer edge.
Lost + Found Contour Lines!
These are lines with a sharp contour, which thin out and disappear into a mysterious darkness. The type of lines are used for the interpretation of an object in which we do not get a complete scene but merely a suggestive form.
Gesture lines do not stay on the edge of an object, but move freely within forms. Drawings made with gesture lines are not drawings of objects so much as drawings of movement, weight and posture.
Contour lines are used to follow the edges of forms- they describe a shape’s outline.
These lines are lines that are nonexistent, yet created by observation. They demonstrate a mental connection between subjects in a design.
Implied lines as seen here (… … … . .. . … … … … .) and here, are created through the placement of a series of points which the eye automatically connects to form a line.
A line is a point in motion; It consists of the dimension of its length and can have varying width as well. Lines are used to create objects, describe a mood, or convey a feeling.
The repetition of a shape that changes in a regular pattern. This can be achieved with a progressive variation of the size of a shape through its color, value, or texture.
Element(s) continue to appear in a regular distinct order.
kinesthetic empathy describes the ability to experience empathy merely by observing the movements of another human being.
Rhythm in Design
Rhythm in design is based on repetition. It involves a clear repetition of elements that are the same or only slightly modified.