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Art Elements

The basic unit of a visual piece that make up a painting, drawing, design, etc.

edna guerrero

on 1 November 2013

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Art Elements
the basic unit of a visual piece that make up a painting, drawing, design, etc.
Art Elements
1) Lines
important element at the disposal of every artist
- Basic Functions of Lines -
It encloses an area to create
a two-dimensional shape or
three-dimensional form
It creates a mood or promotes
an emotional reaction
2) Color
it always have direction
"path of a dot in space"
It indicates direction;
vertical, horizontal, or
creating rhythm or movement
in a work of art
Jagged lines signify unease
- Types of Color -
three colors that are equal distant
on the color wheel and used to make
up all other colors; red, yellow, and
Primary Colors
mixture of two primary colors
including green, violet, and orange
and are a way to have more
vibrant colors
Secondary Colors
Colors formed from a primary
and a secondary color like
yellow-green, red-violet,
and yellow-orange
Tertiary Colors
Line varies in length, weight and character
It refers to the different pigments that can be added to a surface or object
*Pigments - substances that gives color to objects
It refers to the practical guide in mixing pigments and
the visual impact of the different
color combinations
3) Shape
The area bounded by the lines can be distinguished from the area surrounding it
Shape is created when lines connect
- Types of Shapes -
accurate and precise; can be
easily made with the help of drawing tools
Geometric Shapes
irregular; the outlines are
free form (making use of curved lines)
Organic Shapes
Shapes are
Interactions of shapes
in proximity
when two opaque shapes
occupy the same area, one
shape can partly cover the other
When transparent
shapes overlap and their
outlines can still be seen
4) Forms
Forms are three dimensional, have
depth or thickness and can be
either geometric or organic
Primary Colors
Secondary Colors
Tertiary Colors
5) Space
*Space is very useful in adding the illusion of depth in an artwork
The empty areas inside, above,
below and around shapes and forms
- Types of Space -
If shapes and forms are arranged in a way that the spaces around them do not give the illusion of depth
Objective Space
When shapes, forms and space interact in such a way that an illusion of depth is formed
Illusory Space
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6) Texture
surface quality of a surface; also refers to roughness and smoothness and what a
surface looks like
Way our eyes perceive a surface, whether it looks
smooth like polished metal, or rough and uneven
like a tree bark
2) Visual Texture
Tangible and and physical characteristics of
texture or the way a surface feels like
1) Tactile Texture
- Two Kinds Of Texture -
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