Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Counterchange in tonal design

Here's a beautiful example of counterchange to achieve drama and variety in a concept sketch for the 1939 World's Fair on San Francisco Bay.

7 comments:

T. Arispe said...

Wow, that is gorgeous. I love the impact the counterchange gives, making the structures look even more monumental.

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Rich said...

let's disregard the former two comments;-)
but I love these counterchange temple buildings here (or whatever those edifices may signify).
I've admired these kinds of changes by clever painters in countless paintings / charcoal drawings.

Eric Bouffard said...

This is a beautiful piece.
Is this a Hugh Ferriss drawing by any chance? It reminds me very much of his work.

Jane Palm said...

Thank you for educating us on art.

David Webb said...

Leslie Ragan also made good use of this in his 'New York Central System' posters.
Very effective.