batik andrew thompson

for my batik I started with a light yellow and then orange then red and then purple.

the hardest step for my batik was getting started with waxing.

with my batik I learned that mixing colors makes a darker combination of the colors.

If I had known that the best way to go with waxing would be the thinnest brush you can find.

If I had to do it over again I would pick a better image.

Batik Vocabulary

Chroma

The purity of a color or its freedom from white or gray.

Color relationships

Also called color schemes or harmonies. The relationships of colors on the color wheel. Basic color schemes include monochromatic, analogous, and complementary

Color Wheel

A circular diagram of the spectrum used to show the relationships between the colors

Contrast

The differences in elements, opposites.

Emphasis

The significance or importance given to an element of design.

Movement

Visual flow through the composition.

Pattern

Repeated colors, lines, shapes, or textures in an artwork. Pattern is a principal of design. Also, a plan or model to be followed when making something.

Repetition

Repetition refers to one object or shape repeated.

Rhythm

The repeating of one or several elements to create movement.

Tint

A color such as pink that is created by mixing a hue with white. Also, a light value of a color.

Tjanting

A tool used in creating batik patterns. (Batik is a wax resist decorative technique used on fabric.) They hold and dispense hot wax in such a way that the artist can control the pattern laid down by the wax with a great deal of precision.

Triad

The three color scheme on the color wheel based on a logical relationship.

Value

The element of art that describes the lightness or darkness of a hue.

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