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.
This is my final product.
this is our new project, I traced my drawling on this.
In process of cutting my peace.
After I put red ink on my peace
This is 1/4 of my peaces that i've made.
This is 2/4 of my peaces that I've made.
this is 3/4 of my peaces that i've made.
This is my 4/4 peaces that i've made. Now I'm going to take away peaces from my cut. then print again.
This is 1/4 final peaces i choose to put blue on top of the red.
This is my 2/4 peaces i've printed again blue over red.
3/4 of the final this is my worst print out of any of my prints.
this is my 4/4 final product o



The outline of a shape.


A method of showing value by using parallel lines at different angles that get darker as they are drawn closer together.

Focal Point

The area in a work of art that an artist emphasizes.

Horizon Line

In an artwork, the line where the ground and sky appear to meet.


A color scheme using only tints and shades of a single color.


A print made from a plate that can be used only once.


A word used for black, white, and tints and shades of gray. (Some artists use tints and shades of brown as neutrals.)


In printmaking, a piece of flat material, such as wood or metal, with a design on the surface. The plate is used to print the design.


An artwork created by making an impression of a design.

Print making

The transference of an image from one surface (plate or block) to another (usually paper) with ink. The process of making one or more prints.

Relief Printing

A print made by covering a printing block with ink or paint and pressing paper onto the block. The areas or lines gouged out do not print. (Examples: woodcut, block print, linocut, styrofoam plate, etc.


mix media begging
this is my final peace before I start painting.
I faded the blue and used yellow and green to stay on the same side of the color wheel.
now i've printed a white pattern over the whole thing. next i have to take off the tape.

1. How did you decide upon your imagery? Did any artist influence your design? How? How is your design original? I chose my design because I like to ocean and my designs reminded me of waves in a way. No one in mind influenced my self.

2. Why did you make the color decisions that you did? Would you make any changes? I didn't really have any colors that made me do it any certain way. If i had a chance to do it again i would be more careful.

3. Which linocut technique do you prefer? Black & White, Hand-colored, or Color Reduction I prefer hand cut because it feels more unique to me.



A style of art that is not realistic. Unusual lines, colors, and shapes make the subject look unrealistic. It is often characterized by the use of geometric lines and shapes and bold, bright colors.


Quick drying, plastic polymer pigment used with water.


The process of adding or joining parts and/or visual elements together to create a painting, collage or sculpture (as opposed to subtractive).


The part of the picture plane that seems to be farthest from the viewer.


Part of a two-dimensional artwork that appears to be nearer the viewer or in the “front” of the image. Middle ground and background are the parts of the picture that appear to be farther and farthest away.


Also called chroma or saturation; refers to the brightness of a color (a color is full in intensity only when in its pure form and unmixed). Color intensity can be changed by adding black, white, gray or an opposite color on the color wheel.

Middle Ground

Area of a two-dimensional work of art between the foreground (closest to the front) and background (furthest receded).

Mixed Media

An artwork in which more than one type of art material is used.


Having no recognizable object or subject; also, nonrepresentational.


A transparent pigment used with water. Paintings done with this medium are known as watercolors.



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