Elements of Art
Diagonal, Horizontal and Vertical Lines
Thick and Thin Lines
Solid or Broken Lines
Curved and Angled Lines
Lines create the outline of shapes. Each time a line outlines a shape, it is really creating two images: the positive one and a negative one.
Primary Colours: Red, Yellow and Blue
Secondary Colours: Green, Purple and Orange
Tertiary Colours: Purple-Blue, Blue-Green, Yellow-Green ...
Warm Colours: Red, Orange and Yellow
Cool Colours: Blue, Green and Purple
Contrasting Colours: Yellow on Red, Green on Red ...
Complementary Colours: Purple and Yellow, Orange and Blue, Green and Red
Any hue or colour on the colour wheel may have an infinite number of values or tones. When colours are used at full value, they appear strong and bright. When colours are mixed with white paint or water, they appear as muted, lighter tones.
Rough and Smooth
Made with Repetition
Made with Prints
Made through Rubbings
Made with Dry Brush Techniques
Made with Stippling
When a flat, two-dimensional shape is bent, a third dimension is created. The shape becomes a form. Artists use form when they create sculptures.
3-D Shapes: Cylinders, cones, spheres, cubes, pyramids and prisms ...
Placing an object in front of another object makes the object in front appear closer than the one behind.
An object that is smaller looks like it is in the distance while an object that is larger looks like it is closer.
Objects can be drawn on a flat surface to give an impression of their relative position and size.