Principles of Design
When creating, viewing or analyzing a piece of art my first thought isn’t what principles of design were used. However, I do return to the principles of design repeatedly, especially in cases when the work is compelling, off-putting or just plain boring.
I worked on two projects this week. The first is Bat Sh*t Crazy. The other is my blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I feel good about my progress with both. This is rare. My typical trajectory mid project is to question my sanity and be overtaken by self doubt. Yet, I felt upbeat. Why? Unity, not always included in principle of design lists, but one I value. Unity, is when the other design principles come together to form a harmonious design. You know it when you see it. I’m thrilled when I accomplish unity. Twice in one week, now that is a bonus.
Principles of Design and You
How about you? Are you aware of the principles of design as you look at artwork, a garden or architecture? How about when you are creating your own work, do you start with the principles of design?
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