Mile 17: Contrast. Sunflower.Posted: March 14, 2010
For the last eight miles of the marathon we’ll be learning about the eight principles of design: contrast, unity, balance, proportion, harmony, repetition, rhythm, and emphasis. I’m so excited! The first principle is CONTRAST. Contrast in art, as in life, creates a focal point that catches your attention. I chose green and orange/yellow as contrasting colors. Notice how the little green behind the petals really makes the yellow pop. I actually like this one a lot- it’s rustic and visually pleasing (to me, at least). It feels good to re-learn the design elements I hadn’t given much thought in years!