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Texture

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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.