Session 1A | Oct 26, 2016

Session 1A | Oct 26, 2016

Class Work

Sandra Garcia

Principles of visual composition

Using pens I represented balance, in this case of asymmetry.

asymmetry grey - copia

On the other hand, I used different sizes (and colours) to express the different hierarchy and to study the movement of the eyes over the construction I made, as they follow the order of hierarchy.

hierarchy 2 grey


Secundary Principles

In this case, I concentrated on using the same shape but with different sizes to show contrast.

hierarchy grey

As for the second image, I decided to concentrate on alignment, which I tried to obtain through the flow of the lines from one piece of material to the other.

aliignment grey symmetry grey

This would be another example of alignment.



Regarding the effects, this composition represents depth, Which I tried to simulate with the colors and the shapes.

depth grey

Finally, to represent movement I used small squares that “roll” down a cliff.

movement grey




For my homework I concentrated on using only one material in each image. For example, in this first case, using watercolor pieces I represented grouping, (three groups of three) trying to balance out the image, and in a smaller scale, symmetry. This image is also interesting because if the pieces were joined they would form a rectangle, but by separating them and playing with the empty space we create some sort of closure.


Regarding the second image, using pens I concentrated on symmetry and creating closure although it might be a very simple one.


Another material I enjoyed working with were the metal pins, with these I started by representing asymmetry and movement.


I then decided to concentrate on continuity (as the eye firsts focuses on the empty center and then move outwards following the pins), and rhythm.


Finally, returning to the watercolor pieces, they were arranged like this to represent continuity, as we start by observing from the top singular piece down diagonally.



2 responses to “Class Work”

  1. Neko says:

    Very, very nice images! I am a big fan of asymmetry (which is also a perfect example of rule of 1/3!).
    Also like what you’ve done with movement! I also appreciate yourbold attempt at alignment (the one where the curved lines are continued) – although in this case it feels more like continuance (our eyes really glide along these curves) than alignment -in a “visual principle” sense. Don’t get me wrong, these pieces of paper are well aligned to permit the continuation of lines, but that doesn’t mean that visually we feel that individual shape are aligned in the same way, for example your images in this post are aligned. Maybe a bit difficult concept to grasp, but we’ll be going back to these many times…
    One suggestion: try simplifying compositions (less elements) it will help you think and express yourself in a more focused way. Otherwise looking really nice.

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