Transformation and Colors

After dealing with moirés, reliefs and modules now we’re working on transformations.

The topic “transformation” is all about combining and gradually changing shapes with different color pairs and contrasts. One simple way to transform shapes is to pick a basic border-shape and develop all the movement within these borders, which restrain the transformation process and reduce chances for confusion later on. Here is an example I made:

example colorless

Even if you leave out the borders in the beginning the order of elements is still obvious.

The next step revolves around colors. After a very short introduction in color theory we were supposed to apply different color combinations. A good way to gain the viewers attention is to expose him/her to contrasts, since the human eye reacts to those phenomena extraordinary strong. Nevertheless you can try the opposite way and use color harmonies to attract your audience and give them a nice feeling.

Here are two variations of the previous example:

complimentary contrast

complimentary contrast

color harmony

color harmony i.e. similar colors (without lines)

Next time we are going to do some manual color mixing (not digital) to sharpen our senses 🙂  Our professor really cares for us to know what we are doing when picking colors with computer programs and not depending on them to dictate our choices.