gives us a comfortable visual feeling of weight.
They should remember informal balance
and that the best compositions utilize an odd number of objects that overlaps and run off the edge of the page.
Or could this planting use asymmetrical or informal balance
? This can be a good idea since formal balance is often ruined by something like two Dracaenas refusing to grow at the same rate.
refers to an arrangement in which the elements are not symmetrically arranged, but still appear balanced and stable.
Prior to starting the clown drawing, students received instruction in the elements and principles and design, and completed short, creative exercises that reinforced their specific understanding of color schemes, formal and informal balance
, and pattern making.
The form stands firmly and displays formal or informal balance
. The color of the sculpture appears to emphasize, enhance or blend well with the form.
Is informal balance
employed to create a varied more flexible composition?
The first step in creating the painting was to draw a series of thumbnail line sketches that have at least three types of thick and thin lines in an abstract design, using either formal or informal balance. After discussing the sketches with each student, they chose the most pleasing design to enlarge onto 11" x 14" white sulphite drawing paper (other types of white paper--from copier paper to good watercolor paper--can also be used).
I encouraged the use of warm and cool colors painted throughout the composition in formal or informal balance, and suggested they look at their practice experiments and the qualities of their lines for inspiration.
We talked about formal and informal balance
. Then I asked the students what would happen to the mood of the O'Keeffe flowers if she had used different colors in certain places.
Older students can try color and design experiments by alternating ink and paper color or experiment with radial, formal and informal balance
. They should also consider positive and negative space relationships.
Thought should be given as to placement of the figures to create a focal point or points, and a general feeling of informal balance