A Basic Skill and Understanding
INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN & ARRANGEMENT
Break Up Number 1
Spaces become more interesting when there is a variety of shapes and sizes. In the first design series. You will make small trial sketches (thumbnail sketches) to break up the space. Use only strait line segments which can change directions 2 or 3 times.
the best design from your thumbnails. Reproduce that design on
a larger sheet of paper Use a pencil to copy the sketch then paint in
the spaces (you should have at least 10 areas in your breakup design).
In the first setl use only black and white and as many shades of gray
that you can mix. Mix water soluble poster paint using a flat palette
and blending colors together with your brush to get various mixtures
from white to black.
Sample of Breakup Design #1
How to Break Up Design 2
In the second design series you will break up the space again using 3 line movements which go from edge to edge. These will follow movement pattern of: Strait, Curve, Strait. On your thumbnail sketches try to achieve ten to fourteen areas inside of your design.
How to Paint This Design.
Paint these spaces by mixing combinations of black, white and one Hue. A hue would be the name of a color, like red, blue, green, etc.
Directions to Break Up Number 3
In the third design series you will break up the space again using 3 line movements that go from edge to edge. This one will break up space using the following movements: Strait, Curve, Curve, Strait. Again try to achieve about ten or more shapes or areas inside of your design.
How to Paint Number 3
Paint this design using 2 hues plus white. Do NOT use any black in your color mixtures.
Example of Breakup Design #3
How to Break Up Number 4
This will be an extra design if time allows. Use 3 line movements which go from edge to edge. Use only compound curves, (S curve movements.) These can get scribbley, so don't use too many S curves. Limit your compound curves to 2 per line. Try to achieve about ten or more shapes or areas inside of your design .
How to Paint Number 4
In the color scheme for this design use only bright primary colors, blue, yellow, red, and black. Do not mix the colors together.
Example of Breakup Design #4