Observing the work of others and thinking about the use of design can be a powerful first step in your design education. In my last post, I ended with the picture above and asked you to think about the design elements present and how they were used.
Let’s look at line, shape, scale and color.
This photo relies on:
- Shape (the head arm, and ruler)
- Scale (the head)
- Line (the arm, pointing hand, and ruler)
- Color (complimentary colors from the color wheel, purple and yellow.)
Studying and mastering the use of design principles is a life-long process for artists of all media. I hope that this brief taste of design theory will inspire you to explore further and to think differently about your own work.