We are going to use 5 principles ofdesign: • Balance • Contrast • Rhythm • Texture • Colour
Balance • The distribution of elements across the designThere are two types of balance that you needto know: • Symmetrical (we will focus just on this one) • Asymmetrical
Symmetrical Balance• Symmetry is achieved by placing elements in a very even way. A line-of-symmetry can often be identiﬁed. Where is the line of symmetry in this mask?
Contrast• The arrangement of opposite elements, i.e. light and dark, rough and smooth, small and big; etc. Where is the contrast in this mask?
Rhythm• Rhythm in art is best described using the words pattern and repetition. Think of it as a visual beat Where is the rhythm in this mask?
Texture• With 3D art is is the actual way it feels. With 2D art it is the “visual feeling”. Where is the texture in this mask?
Colour• Colour is produced when light, striking an object, is reﬂected back to the eye. When we talk about colour we refer to the hue, intensity and value. Where is the hue, intensity and value in this mask?