Tuesday & Wednesday

Sketchbook Activity

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.

Sign-Out Activity

Super Bowl Commercial