Principles of Design

Principles of Design

Pattern / Repetition – The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness. Joan Miró
Contrast – The state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association.
Balance – Symmetrical or A-Symmetrical Balance
Contrast – Changes in value can create ariel perspective. Far away mountains are lighter and get darker as you approach them.
Movement – Repetition of similar shapes can make the eye move through the image.  
Harmony – Similar shapes or values can create a sense of harmony, and can help move the viewers eye throughout the image.
Variety – Different shapes or values can create contrast or break up the static feel of an image.
Focal Point – A focal point such as the eyes on a face are the place where the viewer will look first, and the focal point is usually related to the theme or concept of the image. 
Unity – The elements in the image that are related and cause the elements to work together.

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