Compositional Elements, Continued
INFORMAL BALANCE: Informal balance or asymmetrical balance is the
placing of unlike elements on either side of an imaginary vertical centerline
in an asymmetrical manner that results in each side of the picture area
visually appearing equally weighted. The use of informal balance permits
greater variety and design; however, the problem of balance becomes more
complex. The left side of the picture area should still balance the right side
and the bottom half should still balance the top half. When using informal
balance, no mathematical rules apply, you must use your instincts.
Figure 1-16 is an example of informal balance.
Figure 1-16.Informal balance.
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