Movement and emphasis

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Movement and emphasis

  1. 1. MOVEMENT AND EMPHASIS
  2. 2. • Visual movement is used by artists to direct viewers eyes through their work, most often to a focal point or focal areas (A.K.A. the center of interest). • Movement is directed along lines, edges, shapes and colors. • Your eyes naturally follow these lines and edges that you see in drawings, paintings, sculpture, architecture and nature. MOVEMENT
  3. 3. • Used by artists to create an area of dominance or focus in their art. Emphasis also controls the sequence in which parts of the artwork are noticed. EMPHASIS
  4. 4. • Emphasizing an Element- this element dominates the entire work  Emphasizing an Area-one area is dominant over the others creating a ‘focal point’ or ‘focal area’ TYPES OF VISUAL EMPHASIS Focal Point or Focal Area-the most important part of the work or the first part of the work to attract the attention of the
  5. 5. TECHNIQUES TO CREATE EMPHASIS
  6. 6. • Using the Rule of Thirds ensures good placement of a focal point  RULE OF THIRDS LOCATION
  7. 7. • Placing an element that contrasts(is different) with the rest of the work CONTRAST
  8. 8. • One object or a few objects are placed alone or apart from similar objects • This draws attention to the isolated object or objects ISOLATION
  9. 9. • An object that looks out of the ordinary or is very different than other objects will draw attention and become the focal point UNUSUAL
  10. 10. • When many elements in a work point to one area or object, that becomes the focal point • Also can be achieved with people looking in a certain direction CONVERGENCE

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