PLANNING ADESIGN

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Principles of Design

There are eight principles of design:

• BALANCE

• MOVEMENT

• PROPORTION

• RHYTHM

• HARMONY

• UNITY

• EMPHASIS

• VARIETY

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Artist: Lois Haskell

BALANCE

Balance is the placement of visual weights to offset each other, as seen in the example shown here. The reflection in the lake adds balance and a symmetrical feel to the trees. When an element is balanced by the weight of another element in a painting, it creates a comfortable feeling, putting the viewer at ease.

MOVEMENT

Movement refers to the motion of ...

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