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2013 February 03
Visual Elements : Line Shape Color Space Texture
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
Edge & Outline (Animation)
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.
Primary & Secondary (Animation)
Warm & Cool (Animation)
Natural & Arbitrary (Animation)
Tints & Shades (Animation)
Space. Space can be two-dimensional, three-dimensional, negative and/or positive.
Types of space
Positive & Negative (Animation)
Linear & Aerial perspective (Animation)
Texture. Everything, including works of art, has a texture or surface.
Types of 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
Contrast and Emphasis
Movement / Rhythm. Repeated shapes, lines, or colors create movement and rhythm in a composition.
Rhythm and Repetition
Rhythm and Movement
Visual Rhythm (Animation)
Repetition makes a Pattern (Animation)
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