The Art of Visual Listening 12: The Principles of Design, Part I: Balance and Focal Point

The principles of design are a basic set of rules for organizing works of art.  Artists use these design principles to arrange the visual elements into compositions that have the potential to communicate most effectively.  But, as with many rules, the principles of design are not set in cement. They’re more like general guidelines. Rules Read More …

The Art of Visual Listening 13: The Principles of Design, Part II: Scale, Proportion, Unity, and Variety

In the previous post, we discussed the design principles of balance and focal point. Now let’s turn our attention to the rest of the principles: scale, proportion, unity, and variety. SCALE AND PROPORTION – These two principles are usually grouped together because they both refer to size relationships. Artists can use size to attract the viewer’s Read More …