today in Lens Based Media lecture learnt about Colour Theory and the importance of colours.
for example blue = calm, red = danger, green = hope and yellow = vibrancy. choosing the wrong colour could put across the wrong message.
heard about www.kuler.co.uk, a good site to understand colour schemes and how picking the right colours makes things a far more aesthetically pleasing. looked at this site and will be using this a lot in the next few years I’m sure.
also grasped the rules behind Composition.
rules mentioned: Lines, Geometric Shapes and the Rule of Thirds.
my understanding of these rules:
LINES: “You Read a Picture Just As You Would A Piece of Text”. as in left to right. lines should guide the eye towards a focus and can also create the illusion of movement with the correct us of them
GEOMETRIC SHAPES: subconsciously tells the reader what is more importance in the picture. works in same way with LINES by guiding the eye.
RULE OF THIRDS: remember this one by thinking of ‘noughts & crosses’. basic premise is gridding up an image to create a balance but at the same time defining the most important elements.
Have set myself the task of drawing a picture employing all 3 of these rules, to practise them and hopefully see their effectiveness.