How To Create Two and Three Compositional Effects In Art

Two-dimensional artworks are works that have length and breadth. They do not have depth or height. They are flat and are viewed and appreciated as such. Examples of two-dimensional arts include photographs, posters, mosaic etc. In two-dimensional compositions, the artist has to give particular attention to how the various elements of design are organized or arranged. Their arrangement should be governed by the various principles of design in the given space. For instance, the text and images in the picture area should be organized in such a way that there will be balance, dominance, rhythm, unity etc. at work. If serious thought and considerable time are given to the way the various elements in a two-dimensional work is composed, the entire work will be seen as a unified whole.

A three-dimensional art form refers to any art form that has height, breadth, depth and can be viewed and appreciated from different directions. They are free-standing and are sometimes referred to as ‘works in the round’. Examples of three-dimensional works include basketry, sculpture-in-the-round, ceramic ware, bead etc. In three-dimensional compositions, the arrangements of the various parts or components of the design should be guided by the principles of design. Also, in creating three-dimensional art forms consideration is given to the relationships and agreement of shapes, space, scale, weight, proportion, balance, variety, rhythm, etc. Creation of three-dimensional art forms involves knowledge and skill in construction and building of forms, perspective as well as the mastery way of handling tools and materials.

Two and three-dimensional works are much related. For instance, before all three-dimensional works are built and constructed, they are first represented in two-dimensional drawings from various angles and views. This is done to envision how the actual three-dimensional works will look like. Two-dimensional designs give us the platform to analyze and select those aspects of our environment which motivate us to make three-dimensional arts.

The relationship or similarities between two and three-dimensional forms are easily recognized in the identification, selection, and examination of visual information derived from the environment, the exploration and the use of tools and materials in producing artifacts as well as the feeling that arouses in us when we see the finished artwork.

A problem needs to be identified that would require the production of a three-dimensional art form. For example, there is the need of a leather clutch bag to house some items used by an artist. Several observations of both natural and manmade objects found in the environment are made to accrue ideas for the designing of the clutch bag. Through the various stages of idea development of the natural or manmade object selected, several designs are obtained through additions and subtractions of the parts of the original design. Recall maintaining the original concept or main parts of the original design while going through the various stages in idea development. The appropriate design that demonstrates the artist’s ingenuity or creativity and best addresses the problem identified are selected.

The final sketch of the design is drawn in a two-dimensional form showing various views of the design. This paves the way for the building of the actual clutch bag with the appropriate tools and materials thus leather in a solid three-dimensional form.

There are series of activities that are involved in both two and three-dimensional compositions. These are:

1. Visual investigation: This refers to the exploration of the visual world through keen and critical observation of nature with the eye. These explorations of the eye are put on paper in the form of drawing whether in two or three-dimensional composition.

2. Learning of skills: Skills in production processes are essential in both two and three-dimensional compositions. For instance, a skill in layout designing is required in all compositions be it two or three dimensions.

3. Problem-solving: Both two and three-dimensional compositions are made with the view of addressing or solving an identified problem. Finished works of art are produced as a result in arresting those problems.

Best Graphic Designing Company

A picture is worth a thousand words” it is said, and rightly so! The very first thing that catches an eye is a picture before words and whenever someone hears of a brand name usually the first thing that comes to their mind is its logo. A potent graphic can be very impactful and make a very lasting impression on the mind.

A graphic design is a form of visual communication. A human brain is evolved to decipher visual form of communication faster and can retain such visuals better and longer. Written communication requires learning and takes time to communicate and usually does not retain long enough. People usually do not read all that they see, but if the Design is eye-catching enough then it might make an impression enough to make them read or even without a single word, the idea can be communicated with just the IMG design.

If you wish to advertise then a graphic expression can get the idea of the product across or if you have a company then a logo can become the identity of your brand. A graphic can be used in advertising, to create a company logo, company brochure, pamphlets, leaflets, posters, standees, printing and stationary and even on a website.

Getting your graphic designed can be a very important decision and should not be taken trivially. You must consider getting it done from professional than doing it yourself as since they do it day in and day out, they are generally better than most lay persons. Plus there are far more things to consider when it comes to graphic designing, like not using deliberately or by accident a design which has already been used and registered or trademarked. Infringing on intellectual property (IP) is a punishable offence! The design must also consider the product, brand and company and also the target audience. Thus whenever you seek the service of some professional Photoshop, make sure you spend enough time with them and explain every intricate detail to make sure the artist completely understands and does justice to the product and the target audience understands it easily and makes a lasting impression.

Getting the graphic designed by professionals saves you the time and efforts and is usually more polished and of greater quality than what a lay person is capable of creating. Plus, a lay person might not be conversant with the copyright laws and the registered and trademarked designs and might accidentally infringe upon someone’s intellectual property (IP).

Christo Wrapped My Heart

My favorite part of Christo’s legacy is how he came to develop his signature style. He wrapped a piece of his art for transport so creatively that the display people hung the piece fully wrapped. It began the ‘wrapping phase’ which still endures.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude were a collaborative artist duo known for their monumental environmental installations. She passed away in 2009 but he continues creating from his New York studio.

I met Christo and his spirited wife in San Diego once. It was power at its source. They were so alive. They wrap big things: Buildings. Bridges. Dreams. What started as a shipping error became a channel for his passion.

Earlier in life, I married and was a social diva for about five minutes in San Diego. The elaborate invitations that began arriving after our wedding were each a keepsake piece. In my own Camelot era, my husband Ron and I attended quite a few galas and affairs.

One uber-elegant invite welcomed us to the brand new Palladian downtown; dress called for black-tie artsy. My husband’s grandfather John Alessio escorted me as Ron had to work at the family restaurant. Mr. A had once been ‘Mr. San Diego’ and has a lengthy reputation. Oddly, we both wore a black tuxedo with tails that night.

One of the Meridien Salon’s hair artists named Sabastian pinned black spin curls into my big blond mass of hair (which I brought from Texas). It was that hair style that prompted Christo’s wife to stop me and ask to see it up close. I commented on her fiery red hair and she said Christo mixed the color just for her.

As I knelt to show her the creation on my head, our picture was taken. That photo appeared in the local paper. We mailed a copy to their studio in New York and they responded with an autographed postcard that I framed and cherish.

The work inspired by Christo and Jean-Claude’s incredible energy combination is rare. Their art wraps the world in big ideas-a shared, expanded vision. It is filled with vibrancy and generates inspiration for the masses-a welcome addition to the current art world.

When I see Christo soldiering on without his partner and artists like Yayoi Kusama who navigates her artistic vision at almost 90 years from her room in a psyche ward, I see their souls fighting to show up on the radar of humanity. It’s a beautiful sight. Both need not worry. Their visions have become part of time’s landscape.