A material used to make art.
An element of art that is the path of a moving point through space.
A technique of shading involving drawing lines which cross (grid effect).
Shading that creates dark values by means of a dot pattern.
A 2D area enclosed by a line that establishes contour.
Free-form shapes found in nature.
Shapes such as square, circle, or triangle that can be made with tools.
Where the artist wants your eye to go.
Elements of Design
The basic components, or building blocks used by the artist when producing works of art.
A systematic discussion of characteristics of an artwork, usually involving four stages: description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation.
a line that defines the outer edges of forms and surfaces within a form, such as shapes or wrinkles and folds.
shading done by drawing tiny, closely set parallel lines.
figure or foreground shape
the space around the subject; surrounds positive shapes
The act of organizing the elements of an artwork into a harmoniously unified whole.
Relative darkness or lightness of a color.
Created when white is added to a color.
Adding black to a color.
A circular chart used to describe color relationships.
Red, Yellow, Blue.
Orange, Green, Violet.
The colors made by combining primary and secondary colors.
Colors located directly opposite one another on the color wheel.
Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
Different tints and shades of one color (hue).
The brightness or dullness of a color.
the use of light and dark values to create the illusion of form
colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism
the property of color that distinguishes one gradation from another.
combinations of colors that are considered satisfying or that produce certain effects