Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Abstract Geometric Perspective: Concept

Concept: Violin

Design Principles 
-Proportion: Bottom significantly larger than top
-Balance: Symmetrical instrument (other than chin rest)
-Unity: Curves and material tie instrument together
-Emphasis: Curved body of the instrument
-Rhythm: Alternating strings, repeating curves

Design Elements
-Space: Hollow inside, holes are negative space
-Line: Vertical line of strings, curved line of wood
-Texture: Smooth wood grain, strings, bow hair
-Value/Contrast: Dark color, contrast of strings against neck of instrument
-Color: Reddish brown, black
-Shape: Oval shape with concave indentions
-Form: Curved body, straight neck

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