Moving the Eye Through 2-D Design: A Visual Primer

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Intellect Books, 2011 - Art - 157 pages
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A common-sense overview of the visual arts fundamentals, Moving the Eye Through 2-D Design provides a step-by-step approach to understanding what causes us to look at a painting, photograph, or any 2-dimensional media and, what is needed to maintain visual interest. This volume introduces a goal-oriented method that applies aspects of line, shape, value, and color directly to moving the viewer's eye to and through a composition. By learning how to move the eye, the basic principles of 2-D design are discussed as integrated elements that succinctly relate to the art making process. With this method, artists learn how to incorporate feeling into the creative process from the outset rather than remaining a subjective afterthought. Equally applicable to the fine arts, applied arts, and digital media, Moving the Eye Through 2-D Design provides a simple and comprehensive methodology through which artists can create a dynamic work of art.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Visual Dynamics
11
Line
17
Shape
45
Value and Depth
63
Visual Interest
87
Colour
101
Feeling
125
Colour Systems
137
Back Cover
161
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Buy Shaver is professor in the foundation program at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

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