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Intro to the Elements of Art

Elements of art with artists images/definitions

Melanie Bradshaw

on 26 September 2017

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Transcript of Intro to the Elements of Art

LINE is a mark with length and direction,
created by a point that moves across the
CONTOUR LINE is the outline or
edges of an object.
Implied Line- Lines are not actually seen.
LINE can show texture.
LINE can trick your eyes and create optical illusions
Hue- a common name for a color.
Intensity - How bright or how dull a color is .
Color Schemes
Monochromatic is one color
with its tints and shades.
Complementary Colors are colors that are directly opposite on the color wheel.
Elements of Art
Cool colors are calming and seem to recede or go into the background.
Value refers to how light or
dark a hue is.

Value can be used to create a strong contrast.
Shade - is a color plus black
Tint is a color plus white
Texture refers to the way a surface feels
when you touch it, i.e. rough or smooth.
Implied texture-the illusion of actual texture
Actual texture- the way something feels.
One Point Perspective
Two Point Perspective
There are lots of ways to show space including: perspective, overlapping, value, and more. They all work together to give the illusion of distance in a painting.
Shape and Form
Shapes are two dimensional (2D) surfaces
such as circles, squares, or triangles.

Forms are three dimensional (3D), like spheres, cubes,
and apples or eye balls.

Organic shapes and forms remind you of curves in
plants, clouds, people, and other natural forms.

Geometric shapes and forms are usually precise and regular. These shapes and forms are used in math and often suggest machine-made things or parts of the environment created by people.
negative and positive space
Vincent Van Gogh 1889
Jackson Pollock
VALUE using pencil.
VALUE using paint.
Warm colors energize
and seem to advance or
come forward.
Gesture drawing
Space is what helps us see distance in a flat picture.
Can you spot the elements at work?
Complementary Colors
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