Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chapter 8: Shape

Calvin Klien Collection
What is a Shape?
A shape is performed when it defines an element.
Patrick O'Rorke
What is Biomorphic Shapes?
Natural shapes that refer to natural and organic forms. These shapes basically look like big blobs or bubbles pertaining to a natural form. Notice that the pictue above shows natural growth without giving away what it is exactly.
Examples and Differences between Naturalism, Idealism, and Distortion.
1. Naturalism: gives a true life visual appearence of shapes in the world.
The picture below shows naturalism of the 18th century.
2. Idealism: It is a strive for perfection. It is the OPPOSITE of Naturalism because it shows our expectations and not the reality. For example, the picture below is catergorized under idealism because the world expects every woman to look/be like this.
Adriana Lima Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
3. Distortion: exaggerated shapes and munipulated proportions. For example, Sketch models!
What is a Non-Objective Shape?
Random Natural Shapes.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chapter 7: Line

What is a Line?
A line is a form with width and length, but no depth.

2009 Mango Clothing Line/ Penelope Cruz

What are Implied Lines?
Implied Lines create a series of points that are connected automatically everytime you see them. The photo below shows implied lines on  the border lines of the neck and shoulders.

Photography by Henry Jacobson

What are Psychic Lines?
There is no actual line but we have a feeling that certain design/objects connect without them even touching each other. For example, The picture below shows a woman covering her eyes from the sunlight. How do we know that the sunlight is what's bothering her? The direction of her hands towards the sun shows the relationship without a real line connecting them together.

What is the difference between Contour and Gesture Lines?

Contour and Gesture Lines are two types of drawing.
Contour Lines: When line is used to follow the edges of forms, to describe their outlines.
Gesture Lines: The importance in gesture drawing is showing the action of the design, not the shapes.(free flowing)


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Chapter 6: Rhythm

What Is Rhythm in Design?

In basic terms, rhythem means movement; a flow of design.

Rhythm and Motion: connecting and flowing.

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                                                                     What is Alternating Rhythm?

Alternating Rhythm is when a design or pattern is consistently alternating with one another to create a regular sequence.

What is Progressive Rhythm?

Pnina Tornai

        Progressive rhythm involves repetition. It could be the repetition of shapes or a design that is progressing and/or deminishing by texture,color or value.

What Is Polyrhythmic Structures?
An overlay of different rhythmic patterns that make a complex result.
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