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# Elements of Art Brian Anderson

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### Elements of Art Brian Anderson

1. 1. Elements<br />of<br />ART<br />Created by Brian Anderson<br />Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
2. 2. Line<br />A Line is the path a point makestraveling from one place to another. <br />Image: Rawich / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
3. 3. Line<br />There exist five basic types of Line. <br />Image: Rawich / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
4. 4. Line<br />The first type of Line is “Straight.”<br />Vertical<br />Horizontal<br />Diagonal<br />Diagonal<br />Image: Rawich / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
5. 5. Line<br />The second type of Line is “Curved.”<br />Image: Rawich / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
6. 6. Line<br />Another type of Line is “Wavy.”<br />Image: Rawich / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
7. 7. Line<br />The fourth type of Line is “Zigzag.”<br />Image: Rawich / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
8. 8. Line<br />The last type of Line is “Swirl.”<br />Image: Rawich / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
9. 9. Line<br />Lines can be short, long, in between,or never-ending.<br />Lines can also be thick or thin.<br />Image: Rawich / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
10. 10. Shape<br />Shape is an area defined by a linethat begins and ends at the same point.<br />Shapes are two-dimensional.<br />
11. 11. Shape<br />Geometric shapes are common shapeslike circles, squares, and triangles.<br />
12. 12. Shape<br />Organic Shapes have irregular borders.<br />
13. 13. Form<br />Form is three-dimensional and has depth.<br />Y = Height<br />Z = Depth<br />X = Width<br />Image: FilomenaScalise / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
14. 14. Form<br />Types of common Forms includecubes, spheres, cones, cylinders,and pyramids.<br />Image: FilomenaScalise / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
15. 15. Color<br />Color comes from white light.<br />We see color when lightis either refracted or reflected.<br />Refracted light produces rainbows.<br />Reflected light reveals an object’s color.<br />Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
16. 16. Color<br />When light is refracted, it reveals …<br />Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet<br />Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
17. 17. Color<br />Wrapping these colors around in a circlegives us the color wheel.<br />Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />Image: Rawich / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
18. 18. Color<br />PRIMARY COLORS<br />Red<br />Yellow<br />Blue<br />Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
19. 19. Color<br />Mixing two Primary Colors<br />produces a Secondary Color.<br />Red + Yellow = Orange<br />Yellow + Blue = Green<br />Blue + Red = Violet<br />Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
20. 20. Color<br />SECONDARY COLORS<br />Orange<br />Violet<br />Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />Green<br />
21. 21. Color<br />Mixing a Primary Color with a Secondary<br />produces an Intermediate Color.<br />Red + Orange = Red-Orange<br />Yellow + Orange = Yellow-Orange<br />Red + Violet = Red-Violet<br />Blue + Violet = Blue-Violet<br />Blue + Green = Blue-Green<br />Yellow + Green = Yellow-Green<br />Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
22. 22. Value<br />Value refers to light versus dark.<br />Value produces contrastand reveals an object’s form.<br />Image: Louisa Stokes / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
23. 23. Value<br />When drawing with a pencil, you can<br />obtain Value through three means: <br />Blending<br />Crosshatching<br />Pointillism<br />Image: Louisa Stokes / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
24. 24. Texture<br />Texture refers to the qualityof an object’s surface.<br />For example, is an object’s surface“smooth” or “rough?”<br />Image: kongsky / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
25. 25. Texture<br />If you sense an object’s texture by touch,we call this “Tactile” texture.<br />If you sense an object’s texture by sight,we call this “Visual” texture.<br />Image: kongsky / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
26. 26. Space<br />Space refers to both an objectand its surroundings.<br />For example, a sculpture occupies Spaceand is surrounded by Space.<br />Image: Chris Sharp / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
27. 27. Space<br />The Space occupied by an objectis called, “Positive Space.”<br />The Space surrounding an objectis called, “Negative Space.”<br />Image: Chris Sharp / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />