For this assignment, shape and color were used to convey an emotion.
I hoped to convey a feeling of calm. My inspiration was clouds in the sky. I decided to use blue and yellow, which are complementary colors. Together, blue and yellow make green so I decided to also add that color. By using complementary colors, I think the feeling of calm is more palpable.
I also used shape to give a feeling of calm. When I look up at the sky and see the clouds, I also feel more relaxed. I attempted to replicate the shape of the clouds by using overlapping oval shapes.
In an effort to create contrast, I decided to place layered inorganic circles on the page that are still complementary to the rest of the page. The worst thing you can do is create contrast that is too obvious. This is still calming, but also creates a focal point and makes the page a bit more exciting.