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How To Draw The Male Torso
Line: an actual or implied mark, path, mass, or edge, where length is dominant.
Form: the volume and shape of a three-dimensional work, perhaps including unfilled
areas that are integral to the work as a whole.
Lecture & Vocabulary
Principles Of Art & Design
Principles of Design:
the basic aesthetic considerations that guide organization of a work of art. They include balance, movement,
emphasis, contrast, proportion, and unity.
Balance: a feeling of equality in weight, attention, or attraction of the various elements within a composition
as a means of accomplishing unity.
- Symmetrical balance can be described as having equal "weight" on equal sides of a centrally placed fulcrum.
It may also be referred to as formal balance. When the elements are arranged equally on either side of a central
axis, the result is Bilateral symmetry.
- Asymmetrical balance, also called informal balance, is more complex and difficult to envisage. It involves
placement of objects in a way that will allow objects of varying visual weight to balance one another around
a fulcrum point. Whether the solution is simple or complex, some form of balance can be identified in
most successful compositions.
- Vertical balance: the distribution of visual weights in a piece in such a way that top and bottom seem to
be in equilibrium.