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The Elements of Design

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Shivani Mehan

on 9 September 2013

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Transcript of The Elements of Design

The secondary colours are
, and
. These colours are made from a mix of the primary colours. Each secondary colour sits between the two colours it was made from on the wheel (i.e.
was made from

(a.k.a hues)

There are 12 colours on the colour wheel, belonging to three categories: primary, secondary and tertiary.

The primary colours are
Lastly the tertiary colours are placed between each primary and secondary colour on the wheel. For example, between purple and red is
. Between
Size is the fifth element of the 7 elements of design. Size is how big or small something is. Size can also function, attract, and organize an image. For example in the real world, the font size is bigger on the title of an essay than it is in the main body paragraphs. Size plays a big role in attracting someones eye to a certain poster or piece of art. Size is a big part of art and that is why it is in the 7 elements of design.
the size of the elephant is a lot larger than the humans.
Value: Is the degree of lightness or darkness found in a design. Value is created by a light source that shines on an object creating highlights and shadows. It also illuminates the color of the subject. Value creates depth in a picture making an object look three dimensional with highlights and shadows, or in a landscape where it gets lighter in value as it recedes to the background giving the illusion of depth. Value applies to colour as well as black and white.
The surface quality of a shape (i.e. smooth,rough, silky). Texture can be added to attract or repel interest into
an element, depending on the pleasantness of the

A shape is an area that differentiates from the area around it. This could be because of value, texture, size or colour. Shapes are formed by lines that close off an area from the rest. The list of different shapes is endless.
A line is a mark or stroke used in drawing. To form a line, two points are connected. A line can be drawn in any form, such as wavy, straight, crooked etc. Lines can be any size, colour, or direction.
Direction is often used to show a motion in the artwork
and/or movement speed. (i.e. direction can horizontal,vertical,etc.)
The Elements of Design
Some types of texture include tactile texture (3-D
feel) and visual texture (the illusion of peaks and valleys)
By: Ryan, Shivani, Eli, Marshall, Aaron and Raagave
The End
The Elements And Principles of Design
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