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2013 February 03

Visual Elements : Line  Shape  Color  Space  Texture 
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Visual Principles : Balance  Emphasis  Movement / Rhythm                 ...For Artists...

Elements
: Line  Shape  Color  Space  Texture

Line. A line is the track made by a point moving in space.


Types of Line



Line
(Animation)


Edge & Outline (Animation) 


Expressive Line

Implied Line

Texture & Patterns


Shape. Wherever the ends of a continuous line meet, a shape is formed.

Geometric / Organic shapes


Variations of Geometric / Organic shapes


Positive / Negative Shapes



Geometric & Organic (Animation)


Color. All colors are mixed from three primaries: red, blue and yellow.

Color Wheel


Value


Mood


Primary & Secondary
(Animation)


Warm & Cool
(Animation)
   

Complementary
(Animation)
  

Natural & Arbitrary
(Animation)
   

Tints & Shades
(Animation)


Fantastic effects

Space
. Space can be two-dimensional, three-dimensional, negative and/or positive.

Types of space

Perspective



Depth (Animation)
 

Positive & Negative
(Animation)
 


Linear & Aerial perspective
(Animation)

  
Real Space


Texture.
Everything, including works of art, has a texture or surface.

Types of Texture


Visual texture

Illusion of space


Principles : Balance  Emphasis  Movement / Rhythm

Balance
. Balance is achieved by the resolution of weight, stress and tension.

Symmetry and Assymetry




Balance with Color


Other Types of Balance

Symmetrical & Asymmetrical (Animation)


Emphasis. The eye of the viewer will focus first on an area of emphasis or center of interest.

Center of Interest

Overall Emphasis

Contrast and Emphasis
 

Movement / Rhythm. Repeated shapes, lines, or colors create movement and rhythm in a composition.

Rhythm and Repetition

Alternating Rhythm

Rhythm and Movement


Visual Rhythm (Animation)
  

Repetition makes a Pattern
(Animation)






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