Principles of Design:
size between different individual parts as well as parts to the whole
of the artwork. Proportion is considering what part is bigger
than or smaller than something else. Sometimes the notion of
scale is also discussed when proportion is being considered.
example if a person was drawn with a hand as big as the rest of their
body the proportion would not be to the scale of real life.
hand could also be described as "out of proportion."
depicts an ancient
forest. The largest positive space is the tree farthest to
left. The brown barked trees, although staggered and seen at
different distances, appear to be in proportion to one another.
However if the ship is as big as a four masting sailing
would be in real life, the same trees seem to be out of proportion as
they are so much larger than it. This may suggest that if the
trees really are that much larger than the ship that they are very,
In "Dragon Ship" the
emphasis due to its colour and its size. It is the largest
component on the ship. The girl whispering in its ear is the
smallest. Two separate scales of proportion exist on the
one for the girl and one for the dragon. There are two sets
stairs side by side, one sized for each passenger. The deck,
mast, and the portholes are to the scale of the dragon. The
treasure chest, piano, and railing are to the scale of the girl.