In order to complete the final assignment I used line, color, value, space, texture, primary and secondary colors, shade and value gradation and other principles of designs and organization to help me illustrate the movement of energy.
The entire picture plane is being utilized and activated through a variation of line, shape, colors and textures. The composition is asymmetrical and the weight is distributed throughout the entire plane however because of the repetition of lines and use complimentary color some areas appear more weighted; for example, the area’s with purple and yellow. Found in the upper and lower areas of the composition. The shape I choose was ‘Biomorphic’, I created these shapes using color and line, I wanted to depicted a variation of shapes by playing with the positive and negative spaces. The biomorphic shapes are both convex and concave depending on the formation of the line. The composition creates the illusion of space by expressing texture. In order to achieve this I used overlapping lines over shapes defined by value and color. There is also a sense of atmospheric perspective in that I used Cool colors in the back and warm colors depicting the traveling energy.
The concept of my design was predetermined by the words selected in class. Energy, biomorphic and, texture. Upon choosing these words I had already begun creatively brainstorming a composition in which one could follow the flow of energy through a variation of lines. In the beginning I had a very monochromatic approach in trying to show the subject matter (energy) as a white moving force over the various values of one hue. When transitioning into a wider range of colors and focusing more simultaneous colors I tried to capture the viewers eye with a more harmonious approach to its visual flow.
The content of my composition is unified, I have used my knowledge of the principles of organization to establish a pleasing and natural visual flow. Mixing colors came naturally to me and seems to be one of the more successful elements of the composition. However, a challenge was faced because the guidelines of the assignment was to work with complimentary colors. As stated above, I began the creative process in a monochromatic scale and trying to express the same emotion while using a variation of color was difficult.