Fundamentals of Design
Today I wanted to share another passion of mine: Design.
Now, I am by no means an expert, but that doesn’t you shouldn’t check this out 🙂 Whenever you are trying to learn how to do the coolest things in a field, it is usually a good idea to study up on the fundamentals. I know this from sports and games growing up. Sure making a cool glove save would be cool (I was an ice hockey goalie), but the thing that made the biggest difference was consistency in the fundamentals.
For a quick overview check out this video:
I find animations like this to be one of the easiest ways to understand complex topics like this.
- LINE – This is one of the simplest elements of design. A line is simply a collection of points which can convey things like direction and weight. Think about the last time you hand wrote a letter or note. Was your emotion conveyed through the lines you created? Even though line is one of the most basic it can also be extremely potent on its own.
- SHAPES – When lines combine they create forms we call shapes. Shapes can be symbolic or purely organic.
- CONTRAST – Placing two opposites next to each other is the easiest way to help define the other clearly.
More to come!