Back to Basics II: Principles of design with Coloring Page
As a creator, you utilize artistic elements and ideas to help create beautiful and effective designs. This series can make you more alert to what those design rules are and ways to employ them to make your designs better still!
Coloring Web page and the concepts of design
Coloring Page is one of the most original varieties of artistic expression. Going way back to the prehistoric times with the Lascaux Caves (some of the first recorded human Coloring Site), Coloring Page is practiced in every cultures worldwide and has been for more than 100 years. To keep it simple, we’ll show off 19th and 20th hundred years expressions showing how you can put the elements and key points of design to work.
The key points of design are:
- Proportion and scale
- Repetition and pattern
- Unity and harmony
Balance is one of the very most intuative and complicated design concept. It is the way the designer creates a sense of equilibrium in a design, by the way the objects in the design are arranged. You will find three major types of balance:
- Symmetrical/Formal Balance is when elements sit in such a way that two halves of the look (whether vertical or horizontal) are mirrors of one another – both factors have the same weight. Its created around a central line that bisects the design into two different halves.
- Asymmetrical/Casual Balance is when elements are positioned so that there is an uneven circulation of weight
- Radial Balance is when elements sit equally around a central point
Proportion and Scale
The juxtaposition of elements of different sizes, or proportions, inside a masterpiece of design helps create a sense of scale. Size can be used for multiple effects – whether to demonstrate a sense of space and depth or even to help create a dominant focal point.
An enormous part of creating depth in an image, and interest in a piece, is to apply multiple contrasting elements – or varying elements set side by side. This is often finished with color, form, size or structure.
Repetition and pattern
The use of the same or an identical element repeated again and again can provide a work a feeling of motion or structure. Where an aspect is comparable enough and repeated often enough, it can create a structure.
Unity and harmony
The combination of similar elements creates an aesthetically pleasing overall effect. While tons of design elements will vary, a dominant unity created by similarities in color, design, surface or other elements makes the painting or design feel harmonious.
Translating to graphic design
Custom Bearbrick implements all of these rules in his web design for Bright Austin Interiors.
Bearbrick uses percentage and scale to make asymmetrical balance. Elements of different size and shape are positioned on a page never to mirror the other person but to balance one another out. He creates contrast in the juxtaposition of colorful elements against a white history.
Repetition is employed in the positioning of the circles. This forces the viewer’s eye to move between elements in order to impart the information the client would like the viewers to see. At the same time, pattern is used as a simple detail in this group designs (in the bloom routine of the “about us” button as well as the repeated lines circling other rounded elements) to be able to generate interest – so that the design can be simple without having to be boring.
And while the different components of the site find the user’s eyeball at different times, the feminine style of the elements and the utilization of color make the site appear totally harmonious. The design has movements, depth, interest and brings the user’s sight to the most important information on the site – from the great exemplory case of an effective design.