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Elements of Art & Principles of Design

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Transcript of Elements of Art & Principles of Design

Elements of Art & Principles of Design
Line -

A mark made by a pointed tool such as a brush, pen, or stick. A moving point.
The Principles of Design
These are the standards or rules to be observed by Artists in creating works of Art; they are how to create and organize Artwork. When elements are utilized with the principles in mind, outstanding Artwork is created.
Emphasis -
Used to make certain parts of an artwork stand out. It creates the center of interest or focal point. It is the place in which an artist draws your eye to first.
Elements of Art
These are the basic elements that are used by Artists in creating Art; they are what you use to create an aesthetically pleasing work. When we make Art, we need to understand and apply these seven
Elements of Art.
In order to create art, we must understand and apply the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. These essential parts of the Art world help us to battle against the doldrums of creative blocks!
A flat, enclosed area that has two dimensions, length and width. Artists use both geometric and organic shapes.
Objects that are 3-dimensional having length, width and height. They can be viewed from many sides. Form's take up space and volume.
Describes the feel of an actual surface. The surface quality of an object; can be real or implied.
Space -
Is used to create the illusion of depth. Space can be
2-D, 3-D, negative and/or positive.
Contrast -
The arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark, rough vs. smooth, small vs. large, etc...) in a composition, so as to create visual interest.
Movement -
How the eye moves through the composition; leading the attention of the viewer from one aspect of the work to another. Can create the illusion of action.
Pattern -
The repetition of specific visual elements such as a shape or form. A method used to organize surfaces in a consistent regular manner.

- Visually pleasing agreement among the elements in a design; It is the feeling that everything in the work of Art works together and looks
like it fits.
Is one of the most dominant elements. It is created by light. There are three properties of color; Hue (name,) Value (shades and tints,) and Intensity (brightness.)
- A distribution of visual weight, on either side of the vertical axis. Symmetrical balance uses the same characteristics. Asymmetrical uses different but equally weighted features.
Value -

Degrees of lightness or darkness. The difference between values is called value contrast.
Regular repetition of, or alternation in elements to create cohesiveness and interest
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