Week #10 Blog Exercise - Movement/Motion


In this design, motion is implied through various ways. For example, we know that when any liquid substance is running down a wall or some sort of flat surface, it creates trails. The color drops in this design show movement by seeing the different lengths of the tails of the droplets. In addition, the longer the tail is the further the droplet is going from the wall. Another indication of movement in this photo is that the droplets are overlapping each other. Thus, by creating new colors when mixing would had to be the action of crossing into each other which is a sign of movement. If you look closely in the photo, there are some colors that are lines that do not have a round bottom. This is because the droplet was either was traveling fast down the source or wasn't a big droplet to begin with. The direction the design is going is going down and we can tell because of the bottom of the droplets. It changes the depth of its roundness and the spatial area in this design is very tight and compact.


In this photo, the perception of motion is easily detected. First, take a look at the childrens' head and where it is facing. In addition, they are looking at a certain area with amusement which is the random designs coming out of the ball. Depth plays a big role of indicating movement in this photo because starting from the ball, the lines and butterflies are really small and as they grow bigger, it gives the illusion of flying out of the ball. As we look at the bird, its wings is pointing down which can tell us that its flying and flapping its wings. Also in this photo, Implied Movement is used to lead the eye in the composition of the root coming out of the ball and how it curves various ways.