A two-dimensional illusion suggestive of a tactile quality.
a surface that can be experienced through the sense of touch.
the differences in values, colors, textures, shapes, and other elements within a presentation
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.
the combination of all elements working together to achieve a sense of harmony in your design.
a way of combining elements of art to produce the look of action.
a form of artistic meditation that uses repetitive patterns to create images.
occurs when the forces or elements of a design come out from a central point
when one side of a composition does not reflect the design of the other.
The parts of an image or object organized so that one side duplicates, or mirrors the other part.
the way elements of art are arranged to create a feeling of stability in a work.
A circular design containing deities, geometrical forms, symbols, and so on that represent totality, the self, or the universe
the culture where mandalas originated from.
the meaning of the word mandala.
represents death, darkness, evil, emptiness, sadness, and mystery.
represents light, purity, and spirituality.
represents energy, anger, and suffering.
represents calmness, serenity, and peace.
represents light, warmth, riches, energy, and change.
represents nature, healthy growth, and ability to nuture growing things.
represents royalty and combination of energy and calmness.
represents emotions and youth
represent instinctual, non-rational aspects of being.
represent acient symbols of spirituality, air, and transformation.
represent dramatic transformation.
represents balance and life's difficulties and opposites coming together.
represent the ability to see and understand.
represent spring, beauty, and life.
represent a symbol of personal or spiritual love.
represents energy, ideas, and change.
represent return of happiness and goodness.
represent firmness, stability, and balance.
represent indentity, self-worth, and readiness to accomplish.
represent a symbol of life and renewal.
a created texture whose only source is the artist's imagination. it generally produces a decorative pattern.
a surface that is smooth and shiny.
surface that reflects a soft, dull light.
texture that can actually be felt.
texture that serves a purpose and has a function in nature.