"A picture is worth a
thousand words". In Media, perception is
everything. If you are going to have effective media, remembering that
"the medium is the message" we have to breakdown the elements that
relate to effective design. Let's begin "looking" at how our brain helps
us to look at things.
Now answer the
Part 2 - Interpretation
Before we are able to
critique a piece of work we "must
with art and design. There are "elements" and
"principles" which categorically break down and identify the
features and components that bring meaning to your
media. This knowledge could prove very helpful when designing your
When designing a visual piece of work, always remember 4 basic principles; Contrast, Repetition, Alignment & Proximity.
As you know; "It isn't so much what you say, but how you say it". Whether it is your tone of voice, capitalizing words in an e-mail or even the angle of the picture....It all affects the message. In the picture below, which is the bully (the stronger kid) and which is the poor weaker child?
If colour didn't matter, why were bad guys in old movies always portrayed in black, while good guys in white? Gold and purple represents royalty, purple is also the color of Easter. Why is black associated with death and mourning? Actually, that depends on where you are from. In the Orient, white is the colour of mourning.
1) Explain how color, even in the mating above, can set the Mood .
2) Give 3 examples of color symbolism.
3) What is the difference between movement and rhythm?
4) Is emphasis and unity similar? Explain
The color wheel below also shows intermediate colors as well as Prim colours.
Answer the following by writing the corresponding numbers for each color you believe represent the correct result:
1.]_________ In the
wheel above, which colors are warm colors?