Direction & Movement

Direction & Movement 1, There’s a Difference
Direction and Movement provide the underlying visual flow in a composition.

Movement is reflected by internal forces within the line contributing to a felt sense of advancement or progression.
Direction appears in arrangement of shapes and lines that decidedly form visual pathways or an overall orientation.


Direction & Movement 2, Direction by Alignment 
 All lines have direction or orientation. Some lines are bold and demanding; some are quiet and implied. Some lines soothe, some agitate; all assume some kind of force.
Alignment provides one of the simplest and most direct means for conveying direction and creating unity in a composition.
creates a continuous mass of shape. On the other hand, alignment implies a direct link from one independent object to another independent object. 


Direction & Movement 3, Affected by Orientation
Orientation affects direction and movement.
Orientation can be affected by those areas the designer chooses to emphasize.
Orientation can support or contradict the overall working format.



Direction & Movement 4, Fracturing & Fragmentation
Fractured space can express movement or even shape a story.
Fragmented space reflects interruptions and reconnections and expresses movement as well.



Direction & Movement 5, Movement by Gesture
Gesture is a movement that expresses an idea or emotion
Through gesture, movement can be expressed by the wave of a hand, the bounce of a ball, or the path of line.



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