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December 22nd, 2009 - 11:03 AM
Alternation is similar to Gradation in that it can be applied to all seven Design Elements, Alternation is more abrupt. Instead of gradual change, the change is immediate.
Color: - Warm to Cool, Rich to Neutral, Any two colors, Different values of the same color, Different intensities of the same color.
Line: - Straight to Curved.
Value: - Dark to Light, Mid to Dark, Light to Mid.
Texture: - Rough to Smooth.
Shape: - Angular to Round.
Size: - Large to Small.
Direction: - Oblique to Perpendicular.
This is by no means a complete list of the variations available.
I have a Video on the subject on U-Tube, You can view it at - http://www.youtube.com/user/wagstaffe7