Introduction elements of product design Line Shape forme and Colour Line

Introduction elements of product design line shape

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Introduction, elements of product design: Line, Shape, forme and Colour Line Technical drawings lines Do have additional specific information, such as detailed measurements, to explain how shoes are to be made. While Line drawings Are drawn simply to illustrate the design of your shoe (without measurements) and can be presented alongside artistic illustrations or in a collection line- up presentation. Colour It is not often,even with trainers that you see brightly coloured footwear for men. Seasonal colour selection n is used in footwear, just as in fashion. Two main seasons are spring/Summer(SS) and Autmn/winter (AW). When choosing colours it is important to understand how colour works.Colour reacts differently in relation to area covered, appearing lighter if there is more of it and darker if less . This is very important to consider in shoe design. “Cool” colours such as blue seem to recede, whereas “Hot” colours such as Red seem to stand out and jump at you. Areas of hot colour in shoes, therefore draw the eye and can be used to highlight a cert ain part of the shoe. If you want to focus attention on the heel then creating it in a bright red would achieve this. Be sure to connect your colours to your research and theme. For example, if your theme is something historical and romantic it would not make sense to have colours that are futuristic and synthetic. If researching colour for yourself or client, it is equally important to know what your selection upon, and why some colour combinations might work better than others. It will make your collection stronger when all parts of the process are connected. To help you communicate effectively internationationally with colours use colour- matching systems based on codes such as Pantone.Using such systems is essential, especially when communicating digitally to avoid wrong interpretation of your colours. Shape The shape of the shoe is dictated by last. What shape do you want your shoe to be- blunt, pointed, square ?Another part of the shape to consider is the toe spring . The toe part of the shoe can be raised upwards from the ground or can be almost flat to the ground. Because of the rocking motion of walking there is always a need for some toe spring, but it can be very high for stylistic reasons if desired. Heel height is also important as high heel is considered sexy while flat heels more utilitarian. In this case you are supposed to consider the mood of your collections. Principle of product design and pattern Harmony, proportion Balance and unity, Brand designs and logos.
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Harmony - It relates to two elements that is, art and design. When composing a shoe drawing or design it is necessary to use elements that are closely related in shape, colour tones, texture and value. This give a sense of belonging together. Elements of art and design are dots and lines, shape, colour, texture and value or tone. When elements with close characteristics are organised following the principles of art and design, such as balance, domince and rhythm,an orderly and pleasing arrangement of parts is achieved.
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