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Visual Texture

A two-dimensional illusion suggestive of a tactile quality.

Actual Texture

a surface that can be experienced through the sense of touch.

Contrast

the differences in values, colors, textures, shapes, and other elements within a presentation

Pattern

the repetition of anything - shapes, lines, or colors - also called a motif, in a design; as such it is one of the principles of design.

Unity

the combination of all elements working together to achieve a sense of harmony in your design.

Movement

a way of combining elements of art to produce the look of action.

Zentangle

a form of artistic meditation that uses repetitive patterns to create images.

Radial balance

occurs when the forces or elements of a design come out from a central point

Assymetry

when one side of a composition does not reflect the design of the other.

Symmetry

The parts of an image or object organized so that one side duplicates, or mirrors the other part.

Balance

the way elements of art are arranged to create a feeling of stability in a work.

Mandala

A circular design containing deities, geometrical forms, symbols, and so on that represent totality, the self, or the universe

Indian

the culture where mandalas originated from.

Circle

the meaning of the word mandala.

Black

represents death, darkness, evil, emptiness, sadness, and mystery.

White

represents light, purity, and spirituality.

Red

represents energy, anger, and suffering.

Blue

represents calmness, serenity, and peace.

Yellow

represents light, warmth, riches, energy, and change.

Green

represents nature, healthy growth, and ability to nuture growing things.

Orange

represents happiness.

Purple

represents royalty and combination of energy and calmness.

Pink

represents emotions and youth

Animals

represent instinctual, non-rational aspects of being.

Birds

represent acient symbols of spirituality, air, and transformation.

Butterflies

represent dramatic transformation.

Circle

represents eternity.

Cross

represents balance and life's difficulties and opposites coming together.

Eyes

represent the ability to see and understand.

Flowers

represent spring, beauty, and life.

Hearts

represent a symbol of personal or spiritual love.

Lightening

represents energy, ideas, and change.

Rainbows

represent return of happiness and goodness.

Squares

represent firmness, stability, and balance.

Stars

represent indentity, self-worth, and readiness to accomplish.

Trees

represent a symbol of life and renewal.

Invented texture

a created texture whose only source is the artist's imagination. it generally produces a decorative pattern.

Gloss texture

a surface that is smooth and shiny.

Matte texture

surface that reflects a soft, dull light.

Tactile sense

texture that can actually be felt.

Functional texture

texture that serves a purpose and has a function in nature.

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