Designing With Materials By. BRANDon Horsley

This was my original sketch and then through the process I added more lines.
Here is my final product.

● How did you create a balanced composition?

When I was making my project I used my lines to balance out the the triangles through the project.

● Did you use organic shapes or geometric shapes? Describe the shapes.

Geometric, I had a lot of shapes and sharp edges through

● Describe the principle of designs you focused on and how you accomplished

them with the shapes you chose. (See the principles of design handout)

I chose to use a thick green line in my project to make

● How was your overall craftsmanship on the project? What was the hardest part

for you to do?

My overall craftsmen ship wasn’t the best this is my first art class since 8th grade year. I know i’m not the best with craftsmen ship but im trying to do good.

● Describe how you used the rule of thirds in art.

I made my certain part not in center bceause i wanted a more pop instead of our ramdom color change in the middle

● What color did you choose and why? How does that color change the overall


I chose green because green is my favorite color and i feel like its most noticable on the paper because its a more lime green on the paper.


A lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something.


The way in which the elements in visual arts are arranged to create a feeling of equilibrium in an artwork. The three types of balance are symmetry, asymmetry, and radial.


An artistic composition made of various materials (e.g., paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface.


The overall placement and organization of elements in a work of art, as well as the interrelationships between individual elements.

Elements of Design

Sensory components used to create and talk about works of art: Line, color, shape/form, texture, value, space.

Geometric Shape

Any shape or form having more mathematic than organic design. Geometric designs are typically made with straight lines or shapes from geometry.


An element of art that refers to the continuous marke made on a surface by a moving point. In visual art, a delineation or fracturing of space in color or black and white. Line qualities can vary in width, length, gesture, color, direction, etc.

Negative Space

Shapes or spaces that are or represent the area unoccupied by objects.

Positive Space

Shapes or spaces in an image that represent solid objects or forms.

Principles of Design

A design concept describingthe ways in which the elements of an image are arranged (ie. balance, contrast, dominance, emphasis, movement, repitition, rhythm, variatition, unity)


A two-dimensional area or plane that may be open or closed, free form or geometric. It can be found in nature or created by humans.


The area between, around, above, below, or contained within objects. Spaces are areas defined by the shapes and forms around them and within them, just as shapes and forms are defined by the space around and within them.


A balance of parts on opposite sides of a perceived midline, giving the appearance of equal visual weight.

I chose the yellow to help pull the who thing together.


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