A mark that connects 2 points and is greater in length than in width
A closed line creates this. These are 2D, flat and vary
A 3D shape that expresses length, width and depth
This represents the wavelengths of white light reflected off objects and is described with the words hue, value and intensity.
The area between and around objects - can also refer to the feeling of depth.
A surface quality that can be seen or felt - rough, smooth, hard, soft
The distribution of the visual weight in a composition to achieve a sense of stability
Arranging the elements of a composition so that they hold together with a sense of completeness- harmony.
The part of the composition that catches the viewer's attention, differentiating the more important from less important parts of the piece
The repetition of an object or symbol all over the artwork. This may be achieved by the repitition/combination of lines, colors and shapes
The path the viewer's eye takes through the composition often to focal areas
Created when one or more elements of art are use repeatedly to create a feeling of organized movement
The feeling of unity created when all parts (sizes, amounts, or numbers) relate well with each other.
Works with pattern to make the artwork seem attractive. With this principle the focus is on how elements of a design are used more then once throughout a design in varying ways.
The use of several elements of design to hold the viewer's attention and to guide the viewer's eye through the artwork.
Elements of Art
The Ingrediants or TOOLS you use to make art.
Principles of Design
The Guidelines or RULES that help you organize your artwork