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Griever Part 3: Chapter 5The mission, or "rescue" as the team came to call it, went off without a hitch and was successful right until the end. Zell, Seifer, and I left Balamb for the Bika Snowfields of Trabia just three hours after parting ways to gather whatever rest we could get. That part of the plan was simple, to evacuate all students and non-essential staff from the facility and transport them to the western coast behind the Vienne Mountains where they would be taken, by ship, to Balamb Garden. Within the first three hours of landing we evacuated half of the nearly three hundred children from the facility. By noon, all the kids were out and making the last leg of the trek through the mountain trail. Seifer stayed behind at the shoreline to see that the ships left with no issue while Zell and I elected to hike back over the mountains a fifth time to catch our breath at the facility before evacuating the staff and older students. Although it was just past midday in Trabia, Galbadia was still in the earlyGriever Part 3: Chapter 5 by Xadrea
Composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work.
- Atmospheric perspective , method of creating the illusion of depth, or recession, in a painting or drawing by modulating colour to simulate changes effected by the atmosphere on the colours of things seen at a distance.
- Positive space is the area or part of a painting's composition that the subject occupies.
- Negative space is the space between objects or the parts of an object, for example the area between a cup and its handle.
- Marks are like building blocks in that they are individual and discrete, but can be used in a repetitive manner to render almost any visual effect. Marks can be highly gestural and expressive, or controlled and mechanical.
- Line is defined as a mark that spans a distance between two points (or the path of a moving point), taking any form along the way. As an art element, line pertains to the use of various marks, outlines and implied lines in artwork and design, most often used to define shape in two-dimensional art work.
- Color is the element of art that is produced when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the eye. There are three properties to color. The first is hue, which simply means the name we give to a color (red, yellow, blue, green, etc.). The second property is intensity, which refers to the vividness of the color. For example, we may describe an intense blue color as "bright, rich, and vibrant".We may conversely describe a low-intensity blue color as "dull, subtle and grayed". A color's intensity is sometimes referred to as its "colorfulness", its "saturation", its "purity" or its "strength". A color's perceived intensity is related to its perceived brightness (brighter colors are more intense). The third and final property of color is its value, meaning how light or dark it is. The terms shade and tint are in reference to value changes in colors. In painting, shades are created by adding black to a color, while tints are created by adding white to a color.
- Unity: Do all the parts of the composition feel as if they belong together, or does something feel stuck on, awkwardly out of place?Unity is achieved in this image because of the artist's use of similar lines in the forms and the muted colors throughout the picture plane
- Balance: Having a symmetrical arrangement adds a sense of calm, whereas an asymmetrical arrangement creates a sense of unease, imbalance.This image contains equal amounts of positive and negative space making it well balanced even though the focal point, the woman, is off center
- Movement: There many ways to give a sense of movement in a painting, such as the arrangement of objects, the position of figures, the flow of a river.Movement is suggested in this piece through the use of atmospheric perspective and curvilinear line
- Rhythm: In much the same way music does, a piece of art can have a rhythm or underlying beat that leads and paces the eye as you look at it. Look for the large underlying shapes (squares, triangles, etc.) and repeated color.This piece demonstrates Rhythm in the repetition of tubular and triangular forms, and in the color red
- Focus (or Emphasis): The viewer's eye ultimately wants to rest of the "most important" thing or focal point in the painting, otherwise the eye feels lost, wandering around in space.The white birds in this image pull your eye towards the focal point, the little girl
- Contrast: Strong differences between light and dark.The strong contrasts between light and dark color in this composition lends to the feeling of fear in the image
- Pattern: An underlying structure, the basic lines and shapes in the composition. Small caveat: pattern can be anything that is repeated in a composition, not only the basic forms of the image.Similar line work and mark making is repeated in both halves of this image causing both halves to relate to one another
- Proportion: How things fit together, big and small, nearby and distant.The crowd behind the figure in this image is given less emphasis and is smaller in size (proportion) than her because they are both further away and not the focal point of the image. In addition to that, this artist has chosen to give three views of the same figure using the basic rules of atmospheric perspective to draw intrigue to her psychological state.
Hi I'm Mellissa and I'm 25. I graduated cum laude from the University of Akron with a BFA in painting/drawing and a minor in art history in May 2012 I'm currently working on my MFA in painting at the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. I'm an illustrator and freelance artist ^ ^My favorite color is pink, and I think muffins are the cutest food ever!|
Besides painting, I love printmaking and I plan on eventually owning a silkscreen to produce prints outside of the studio!
Lastly, I block trolls and overall mean people, so be warned!