Biographical information about Alan Moore are available in print and electronic resources. Below are a sample of resources to get you started.
Below are some example keywords to get you started in your research.
The Internet can be a wonderful source of original or primary sources. When you are searching the web, determine if it is a credible source by critically applying the CAPOW criteria below:
Bryant, Jake. "Adaptation: The Conventions of a Graphic Novel." Concept Development & 3D Design. 28 Feb. 2014. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.
Angle of view is the position from where the photographer took the picture. A photographer can point the camera from below, above, or straight at an object. In other artistic media, this is often called point of view. When looking for subjects, especially in nature, a photographer often shifts the angle of view to make interesting images. Angle of view can also express emotion or mood. It can give the viewer a sense of being small if looking up, or a sense of being big if looking down.
Color is light reflected off objects. Color has three main charateristics; hue (the name of the color, such as red, green, blue, etc.), value (how light or dark it is), and intensity (how bright or dull it is). Artists use color to achieve many effects. Color gives viewers a sense of mood, place, and time of year. Color can also move your eye around a composition and create a sense of space on a flat surface. Some artists achieve very saturated (strong, intense) color in their images, while others intentionally use subdued or muted colors in their subject matter.
Focus is the sharpness or clarity of subjects in the photographic image. Soft focus is created when a photographer manipulates the camera to achieve blurry, gentle edges. Photographers use the aperture (lens opening) and limitations of the lens to create sharp detail, soft edges, or both; this is called selective focus.
Forms are three-dimensional shapes expressing length, width, and depth. Balls, cylinders, boxes, and pyramids are forms.
Framing is how a photographer carefully presents a subject. Unlike painters, who usually begin with a blank canvas, photographers begin with everything in front of them. Once a subject is found, a photographer decides what to include in the picture frame. The photographer then composes the image to draw a viewer’s attention to the subject in a way that best expresses the artist’s idea of it.
Line is a mark with greater length than width. Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal; straight or curved; thick or thin.
Shape is a closed line. Shapes can be geometric, like squares and circles; or organic, like free-form or natural shapes. Shapes are flat and can express length and width.
Space is the area between and around objects. The space around objects is often called negative space; negative space has shape Space can also refer to the feeling of depth. Real space is three-dimensional; in visual art, when we create the feeling or illusion of depth, we call space.
Texture is how the surface of an object appears to feel or actually feels to the touch. Texture can be described as rough, smooth, soft, etc. Texture is shown in photographs by the way the light falls on an object and through value changes. The paper on which the photograph is made also determines texture.
Balance is the distribution of the visual weight of objects, colors, texture, and space. If the design was a scale, these elements should be balanced to make a design feel stable. In symmetrical balance, the elements used on one side of the design are similar to those on the other side; in asymmetrical balance, the sides are different but still look balanced. In radial balance, the elements are arranged around a central point and may be similar.
Emphasis is the part of the design that catches the viewer’s attention. Usually the artist will make one area stand out by contrasting it with other areas. The area could be different in size, color, texture, shape, etc.
Movement is the path the viewer’s eye takes through the work of art, often to focal areas. Such movement can be directed along lines, edges, shape, and color within the work of art.
Pattern is the repeating of an object or symbol all over the work of art.
Repetition works with pattern to make the work of art seem active. The repetition of elements of design creates unity within the work of art.
Proportion is the feeling of unity created when all parts (sizes, amounts, or number) relate well with each other. When drawing the human figure, proportion can refer to the size of the head compared to the rest of the body.
Rhythm is created when one or more elements of design are used repeatedly to create a feeling of organized movement. Rhythm creates a mood like music or dancing. To keep rhythm exciting and active, variety is essential.
Variety is the use of several elements of design to hold the viewer’s attention and to guide the viewer’s eye through and around the work of art.
Unity is the feeling of harmony between all parts of the work of art, which creates a sense of completeness.
All terms and explanations are from:
LSC-Kingwood Library guide to MLA style citation and a sample paper that includes MS Word tool tips to make formatting your paper and works cited easier.
The first step is to open a new document in Microsoft Word.
We are going to start my creating the header:
2 Click Page Number
3 Click Top of Page
4 Click Plain Number 3
5 Type your last name to the left of the page number
We have to change the font.
7 Click the font drop down menu
8 Click Times New Roman
9 Click Page 1 content
10 Doubleclick onto the main area of the page to get out of the header settings
11 We have to set the font for the paper. Click on the font drop-down menu
12 Click Times New Roman
13 Type in your name, first and last and Press Enter
14 Type your instructor's name and Press Enter
15 Type the name of the class and Press Enter
Type the date: day, abreviation of the month., and year and Press Enter
17 Click Center Align for the title of your paper
18 Type the title of your paper and Press Enter
Change the alignment for the body of your paper:
Click Align Left
20 Start to write you paper!
A few more formatting notes:
Highlight all the content and
22 In the spacing section, Click Line spacing: drop-down menu
23 Click Double
24 Click Don't add space between paragraphs of the same ...
25 Click OK
26 Highlight the body of the paper
27 Click Paragraph...
28 In the Indentation section, Click Special drop-down menu
29 Click First line
30 Click OK
31 Click Page 1 content
32 Type in Page 1 content and Press Backspace
33 Press Shift+Backspace
34 Type up your paper now that it is all properly formatted.
35 When you are ready to create your Works Cited page, Click Insert
36 Click Pages
37 Click Page Break so that you start on a brand new page without any funny issues of where it starts.
38 Click onto the new Page
39 Click Home
40 Click Center
41 Type Works Cited as the title of this page and Press Enter
42 Now for the sources, Click Align Left
43 Click Paragraph...
44 In the Indentation section, Click Special:
45 Click Hanging
46 Make sure that Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style is checked
47 Click OK
48 Click Page 2
Type in the author's name:
Last name, First name.
Punctuation is important!
Type "The Title of the Article in Quotation Marks."
Make sure the period goes before the closing quotation mark.
Type in The Name of the Journal that Published the Article,
and Click Italic to turn the italics off
Type the volume and issue number:
vol. #, no. #,
Note: Because the abbreviation is happening in the middle of this "run-on sentence" that includes all the publication information, the abbrev. will be lower case unless it is a proper name, like a month.
53 Type the page range and a period.
Type the name of the database in Italic
Paste the permanent link or DOI
Repeat for all the sources and put them in alphabetical order based on the first letters of each entry.
Don't forget to SAVE
Click File Tab
57 Click Save
58 Click Browse
59 Type in File name: and Click Save
60 That's it. Ask a librarian if you need any help formatting you paper in MLA style.