There are many different types of balance that can be used in digital art, and each has its own unique effect. Some of the most common types of balance include symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial. By understanding these different types of balance, you can create a piece that is both aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.

The type of balance you choose for your composition will depend on the overall look and feel you are trying to achieve. In general, symmetrical balance is more formal and calming, while asymmetrical balance is more dynamic and energizing. Radial balance is somewhere in between, offering a sense of movement without being too chaotic.

We’ve discussed in the previous weeks these types of balance in art and how you can make a fun digital art with them. In this series, we hope that you learn how to differentiate these types of balance with each other, how you can recognize them and how you can incorporate them in your art.

If you missed out all of these for the first time, you’ll find the full list of them below. Click on the links for each and you’ll see the short blurb with the introduction of each blog we published for our series about the types of balance in art.

In addition, here’s a free lesson plan that goes along with this series which outlines a presentation project you can use in your class. Click the button below and enter your email! (You can also click here to purchase the full unit which includes all the worksheets with keys, project outlines  and grade sheets, review and test key, a full presentation, examples, and more.)

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How to Make Fun Digital Art with Symmetrical Balance

Symmetrical balance in art is by far the easiest type of balance to both recognize and create. The main requirement for symmetrical balance is that the artwork is essentially the same on both sides.

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How to Make Fun Digital Art with Radial Balance

Radial balance means that the artwork is symmetrical when you cut it in half from several directions.  This is because all the elements used in the artwork (line, shape, color, etc.) “radiates” from a central point on the page. 

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How to Make Fun Digital Art with Asymmetrical Balance

Asymmetrical balance means that the elements are distributed throughout the artwork. To achieve asymmetrical balance, you must consider how each element in the artwork will be placed in relationship with the other elements.

No matter what you do in life, it’s important to understand the concept of balance. You’ll find that balance is essential in everyday life, whether you’re pursuing a creative field or not. Just look around you and you’ll see balance everywhere in the world. Once you learn to recognize it, you’ll see it in art as well. Don’t forget to click through the links above to download the project outlines and view the full articles on each of them.

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