A couple of weeks ago, in 9 Types Of Contrast Pt. 1, we started to look at some inspiration on how different types of contrast can be used to create focal points and lead a viewer though a composition. We looked at Contrast Of Tone, Contrast Of Hue, and Contrast Of Saturation. In this post we have some inspiration on three more types of contrast: Contrast Of Size, Contrast Of Temperature, and Contrast Of Direction.
Contrast Of Size
Big meets little, many meets few, plenty meets scarcity. A tiny blob of orange on a big purple composition will be more interesting than if there were equal amounts of each.
Red Cat And Fish By oxana.kostromina/Creattica
Sunday Is Gloomy By Hamed Saber/Flickr
Komatsu Wheel Loader: Sphinx By Creattica
NASA’s Hubble Finds that Puny Stars Pack a Big Punch By NASA Goddard Photo and Video/Flickr
Piracy By Creattica
Contrast Of Temperature
Warm meets cool. Get that color wheel back out: the warmest point on the color wheel is half way between red and orange, and the coolest point is directly opposite, between blue and green.
Satisfy By Garth Humphreys/Creattica
Ocean Colors By Paulo Brandão/Flickr
Dream Trees By sounas/Creattica
Think Green Ad By vectortrance/Creattica
Giant Squid Attack! By fractma/Creattica
Contrast Of Direction
Vertical lines or movement contrasts horizontal lines or movement. Diagonal contrasts both (though not as much).
Inception By Tomasz Opasinski/Creattica
koyaanisqatsi pantone By alvazer/Flickr
Steve & Jacqs By Steve Oldham/Creattica
Untitled By Viernest/Flickr
VW Stability By Creattica
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