Image Development Strategies


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12 image development and design strategies covered in Ms. Ranasuriya's class

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Image Development Strategies

  1. 1. (Specific Techniques)
  2. 2. What are “Image Development Strategies”? Strategies that help you to create an image They are part of your planning/sketching process. There are many of them, and you can use more than one strategy in an image. Picking your design strategy is like planning your route before you set off on a trip. It will give you direction, and minimize blunders along the way.
  3. 3. 1. Selection- Use a viewfinder toisolate a specificview/area- Use natural framingdevices like windows,mirrors, etc, to enclosedrawings- Select part of thecomposition andemphasize it using color,or other details.
  4. 4. Selection contd.
  5. 5. 2. Viewpoint-Use your point of viewas a way to make yourimages unique- Place yourself in a waythat gives you adifferent/unique view ofyour subject (ie: Bird’seye view, Worm’s eyeview)
  6. 6. Viewpoint Contd.
  7. 7. 3. Juxtaposition- Joining two unlikelyimages together- Split and re-arrangeimages-Combine images- Superimpose (layer)one image onto anotherso that two images arevisible at once.
  8. 8. Juxtaposition Contd.
  9. 9. 4. Simplification- Omit details from acomplicated originalview/image-Dissect or fragment animage (take it apart)
  10. 10. Simplification Contd.
  11. 11. 5. Positive/Negative Space-Add/subtract detailfrom positive or negativespace. -Emphasize one over the other- Create ambiguousspace
  12. 12. Negative/Positive Space Contd.
  13. 13. 6. Elaboration- Add extra details likepattern, texture, color, etc.
  14. 14. Elaboration Contd.
  15. 15. 7. Distortion-Use reflections fromvarious surfaces- Exaggerate selectedfeatures of your subject- Change the scale(size)-- Draw the subjectwithout looking at it tooclosely
  16. 16. Distortion Contd.
  17. 17. 8. Personification- Give inanimatesubjects living qualities
  18. 18. Personification Contd.
  19. 19. 9. Magnification-Magnifying/increasingthe size of part or all ofan image
  20. 20. 10. Fragmentation-Detaching part of animage- Taking apart an image
  21. 21. Fragmentation Contd.
  22. 22. 11. Metamorphosis-Changing the forms ofan image from one toanother-Changing mediumsfrom one to another(drawing topainting, etc.)
  23. 23. Metamorphosis Contd.
  24. 24. 12. Multiplication-Repeating part of animage-Repeating an entireimage
  25. 25. Multiplication Contd.