Principles of Art

The Principles of Art are identified as unity, contrast, emphasis, balance, rhythm, pattern.


Unity is the feeling of harmony all of the work of art, which creates a sense of completeness.

Unity Collage


Emphasis is where the artist makes a certain part of the artwork stand out, or catch your eye.

Emphasis Collage


Proportion is a measurement of the size and quantity of elements within a composition.

Balance Collage


Rhythm is created when one or more elements of design are used repeatedly to create a feeling of organized movement.

Rhythm Collage


Pattern is showing consistency with colors or lines. Putting a red spiral at the bottom left and top right for example, will cause the eye to move from one spiral, to the other, and everything in between. It is indicating movement by the repetition of elements. Rhythm can make an artwork seem active

Pattern Collage


The arrangement of opposite elements is contrast

Contrast Collage

Comment Stream

2 years ago

Your bird for contrast looks hood rich.

2 years ago

I agree with @edenbolan the contrast looks quite rich with bold and bright color use