Thursday, February 16, 2012

How to Get Some Action in Your Art Work

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Are you looking for a little action? Want to shake things up in your art work? When making pictorial art work the artist wants to draw the audience closer, to engage the viewer.
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Here are several ways to capture the viewer's attention.
  • Tilt an object in the design. Defying gravity always adds tension to a piece.
  • Vary the height of elements in the picture. Elements on an even plain are static.
  • Repeat colors and shapes so we look for that next hit of red or yellow square.This adds movement to the picture.
 Try these few suggestions and see if it doesn't make your art more engaging. A little action is a great way to seduce the viewer. And we all know viewers are easy!

4 comments:

Frannie said...

I think that is just what I need, "a little action ". This weekend..... To the drawing board and mix it up!
Wonderful post.

Frannie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your wonderful thoughts and tips!

WoolenSails said...

I like the idea of movement in the piece, fun to experiment.

Debbie

Locart said...

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