Art Principles and Introduction to Different Visual Designs

FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites tutorial FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites tutorial  Art Principles and Introduction to Different Visual Designs The principles of design suggest how a designer can best arrange the various elements of a page layout in connection to the overall design and to each other.

  Elements & Principles of Art Visit the above link to learn more about Elements & Principles or click the picture below to bring you to their site   Learn more: Visuals of Unity in Art   Lessons: Many different lessons to cover this topic.    

Unity & Harmony

The principle of unity is the fundamental principle of design 4 Types of Unity
  • Similarity
  • Continuity
  • Alignment
  • Proximity
Similarity – Repetition of Objects or Repetition of Elements of Art.  Ties the Art together. Continuity – Creating visual resemblance between objects in a work of art. Proximity – Related objects are bunched up to create unity. (it almost eliminates negative space) Learn more:   LESSON: Teach Harmony and Unity in Art with a Game      

Create Unity using…. Symmetrical Balances

4 Types

  • Formal Symmetry – define
  • Approximate Symmetry
  • Radical Symmetry
  • Crystallographic

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Create Unity using…. Contrast   White on Black Drawing Lesson: Get Black Paper and White Pencil. Begin to Draw. Notice the Contrast.  See artwork below done using this technique and get inspired. http://

Google Images of White on Black Drawings                  

Create Unity using…. Balance


Create Unity using…. Rhythm


Create Unity using…. Hierarchy

Create Unity using…. Dominance

Create Unity using….

Similar environment or Repetition

Create Unity using….

Scale & Proportion

Positive Space Negative Space

Emphasis – Creates a focus point


GRADATION Variety – Achieved through the use of various Elements of Design, such as line, shape, color, value, texture, size


  • Volume – 2 – 3 point perspective
    • Shading & Texturing
  • Focus
  • Changing direction – rotating shapes
  • Diminishing Size
  • Overlapping

Also see Art Elements Reference


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