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Elements of Art & Principles of Design

A presentation showing the elements and principles through photos.

Heidi Reaves

on 8 August 2016

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Transcript of Elements of Art & Principles of Design

& The Principles of Design
The Elements of Art
Lines can be smooth or broken.
Lines follow contours & can be full of energy.
A mark
The distance between two points.
Something for your eye to follow
Shapes can be Organic; Things pertaining to living organisms or something easily recognizable like a flower, leaf, butterfly or dragon.
Shapes are lines that meet, enclosing a space.
Shapes can be Geometric; Characterized by crisp precise edges and mathematically consistent curves.
Shapes can be Biomorphic; They are not recognizable and consist mostly of blob-like shapes.
The aspect of things caused by differing qualities of light reflected by them.
What your eye perceives, defined by light.
The surface quality of an object.
Visual or implied
Tactile or real
The lightness or darkness of an object
Contrast; which is a function of the amount of light reflected from a surface.
Linear Perspective is the relative size, shape and position of objects are determined by lines converging at a point on the horizon.
Viewer Perspective~
From the viewers advantage, seen from an angle, high or low
Informal Balance~
An asymmetrical balance, is the placement of components arranged spatially allowing objects of different visual weights to balance one another out.
Formal Balance~
A symmetrical balance, is where elements are arranged equally on either side of a centrally placed axis.
The spatial arrangement or placement of components.
The area provided for a particular purpose.
The underlying principles that summarize all of the elements of Art & principles of Design.
The sense that all of the parts are working together to achieve a common result.
Movement through space.
A connected path along which the eye follows a regular arrangement of motifs.
A predictable order in a composition; can be linear, repetitious, alternating or have gradation.
Refers to the relative size & scale of the various elements in a design.
The Relationship between objects, or parts of a whole.
The point of focus.
The location in a composition which most strongly draws the viewers attention.
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