Image 1 Uses an additional white line to bring more attention to the strong curves of the photo. The large white circular shape in the bottom creates more negative space to put more attention to the top of the image. The typeface used has similar curves and has unity with the rest of the image.

Image 2 I created rectangles on the sidewalk to create different color tones on the bottom of the image and make it a little darker. The word is grid backwards and upside down and is the concept of the image. The white line is used to strengthen the grid in the image.

Image 3 Is playing upon the different textures in the photo as well as the interesting perspective. The gradient is used to appear as if it has a light source on it.

Image 4 Using additional lines to put more emphasis on the grid as well as lead your eye to the model. Contemplate is using a really clean typeface to go along with the geometric tone of the image

Image 5 Uses additional negative space to draw more attention to the strong lines created by the cables. The text is used to play upon the city scape.

Image 6 Uses a filter to give a completely different feeling to the photo making it more nature like and organic with the range of brown colors. The texture of sky loses its feeling of the clouds and more so looks like an organic pattern created in the ground. The white lines of the power line and birds give the photo context and give it connection to an actual photograph.


How color influences a design


1:This photo has a warm tone to its orangeish color. The color in the front green bushes is more saturated so it appears closer.

2:The areas with more saturated and contrasting colors grab our attention, that is why the middle of the mandala draws the eye.

3:This image has contrasting warm colors on bottom with cooler colors on top. Without the contrast this photo would not be as interesting.

4:Though this photo is of happy yellow flowers, yellow being an exciting color as well; this photo has a sad feeling to it due to the blueish color. If this was not as blue and cool and had warmer colors this photo would appear much happier and inviting.

5:This photo has a variety of warm colors to it. If perhaps the background and not the flowers had some cooler colors to it perhaps it would put more emphasis on the flowers.

6:This photo is of a white wall with clear windows with white behind them as well and in this photo they appear to be blueish purple color. These cool and dark colors make this photo seem like its raining and has a very sad feeling to it. If I allowed this photo to have more light and less shadows and more sun the image perhaps would be more true in color and not have such a strong gloomy feeling to it.

How grids are used to organize space or how they can be used as a design element

Image 1: In this photo of the model against the creamish colored brick wall a grid is made by lines on the wall. These both section off the model as well as give balance to the rest of the image.

Image 2: This digital image uses an existing grid of lines and is altered to create what looks like waves vertically down the image.

Image 3: This tiled floor creates a grid and contains a variety of different tile sizes and colors which create the floor patterns. The grid is a good reference to the image because as the size of tiles get smaller proportionally the further they are away.

Image 4: The grid in this photo is displayed both through the windows as well as the composition of the photo, the wall and the sidewalk are both their own rectangular shapes. The sidewalk somewhat has a grid of its own as well.

Image 5:This digital image is layed out based on a simple grid. The pattern has even repetition both vertically and horizontally. If they were not organized on the grid the photo would not be as balanced as it is.

Image 6: This image contains a circular grid displayed through the bicycle wheel. A circular grid would be a good way to present a chart or graph.

How scale affects perception and composition.


This image contains a flower which is scaled pretty large relative to everything else in the photo which draws a lot of attention. In reference to composition it is balanced within the image so the composition of the photo is still funtional.

_mg_4205This photo has a shadow that is longer then the fosset it is being casted from. This unbalance of scale between them is interesting  but draws your eye to the left corner almost working as an arrow. _mg_4181

This photo to balanced quite nicely with not too much attention in any one space and that is due to the even scaling of of flowers and grass through out the photo. Nothing is too dominant but the flower directly in the middle still manages to be a focal point due to the lens. Your eye explores the whole composition of the design.


This cropped image shows how scaling down an image can really highlight some beautiful details. The balance between the large curves is interesting because they are both in opposite corners. These large lines draw your eyes all over the image.


This photo shows how the scale of this tombstone adds to the attention it draws. Also the large scaled dark tree in the background creates negative space as well as adds contrast to the highlights on the tombstone which draws more attention. untitled-2-01

This illustrator sketch shows how scaling something big can draw attention but can also add more attention to what ever is scaled small in that image. Aka because a majority of the photo is scaled large what isn’t is more interesting.

Hierarchy through scale and placement

1: The first thing you may look at when you see this is the girl in bottom right corner. This placement towards the bottom has a heavy feeling to it as she is also quite dark and has some highlights of contrast but also lies close  on the rule of thirds which creates emphasis. The brownish/yellow grass lead the eye to the left of the image and the trees lead your eyes back up to the top while the light brings your eyes to the upper right. Had her been scaled a little larger it would be less likely you would look at the other elements of this picture.

2. The bright red car is small but because of its color and placement it is still obviously the focal point but because of its small size it does not steal all of the attention.

3.The bright sky is the first thing your eye is drawn to but the slight angle of the white leads you to look towards the left and your drawn to the sign which is the focal point of the image and falls of the rule of thirds and the posts point towards the flowers which lead you to the dark trees.

4.The bright orange flowers are the first thing you look at not only because of their orange color but also because they are what the camera is focused on. The curved crack in the upper right is the second thing to grab your eye and leads your eye to the grass in the background which is not as important as the rest of the image.

5.The lizard is the focal point and is also the first thing you see because of his contrast with the dark hole he is in. Without this dark background  behind him he wouldn’t draw as much attention. The pointy stems hovering over the lizard lead you eye to the other side of the image and the contrast on the rocky dirt is the last thing you observe.

6.The first thing you look at is the flower which is actually really small but this photo scales it to look at lot bigger then it really is grabbing a lot of attention. This flower is also placed on the  rule of thirds and has the most color in the image which makes it the focal point. The second thing you look at is the girl to the right which draws less attention because of her small scale in the distance. The hill leads your eye down the left of the image which is just the background and is the least important.

Symmetry #1


This example of formal balance is working because of the even color tone as well as the grid being created by the windows. It has a variety of thick and thin lines but overall windows are pretty symmetrical. Placement of my model right in the middle is an example of formal balance as well and also as a focal point.


This is an example of dynamic symmetry, the two thick power lines on bottom run parallel with the smaller power lines on the upper right of the image. The image has a lot of lines and is off center so it is not formally balanced.


This is another example of dynamic balance. The image is off center but is balanced by the parallel power lines as well as dots of birds almost looks like music notes. The clouds add a slightly contrasting texture but flow in the same direction as the lines giving unity and balance to the photo.


This is an example of imbalance. There is a lot of contrast between the dark leaves and light colored sky. The clouds have a smooth soft feel to them while the leaves are sharp and bold.


This is an example of dynamic balance. The tombs are off center but parallel with each other. They’re also balanced by the grid created by the concrete. The piece in the upper left corner creates balance as well.


This is an example of formal balance. The road is dead center as well as the rows of trees are even on both sides. The outer parts of the image are surrounded by tombstones so those are symmetrical as well.