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7 terms

Elements of Design

STUDY
PLAY
line
use of linear or curvilinear forms to draw the viewer's eye
shape
a 2D area enclosed by a line that establishes contour - NOT giving empahsis to the specific details inside of the object or to 3D qualities such as volume and thickness
form
a shape that has or appears to have volume or thickness
color
giving emphasis to the specific hues of an object more so than its shape or texture
pattern
repetition of some element
texture
a focus on the surface qualities of an object - the way that it feels to the touch (smooth, rippled, tightly woven, etc.) - can be the actual surface feel of an area or the simulated or implied appearance of roughness or smoothness
space
that which is around and between lines, shapes, and forms

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