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line- direction
horizontal, vertical, diagonal
line-edge
2 areas that meet to create an edge
line-contour
can define a shape or object
line- implied
don't exist physically- created by eye
shape
refers to an area of composition
form
shapes with volume
silhouette
outline or picture which appears 3D due to shape
organic shape
a shape based on acutal life- organic
geometric shape
a shape which follows the mathematial laws of geometry
hue
name for a color - blue shortest- red longest - 400-700 nanometers
value
dimension of color which refers to lightness and darkness
intensity
brightness and dullness percieved in an image
color schemes
color wheel
simultaneous contrast
contrast- when colors that are compliments are placed side by side
color temperatures
warm or cool colors
color relationships
myriad interactions
smooth
no bumps or raised areas
texture contrast
fuzzy next to smooth
rough
varied texture (sand pebbles)
texture- as pattern
a repeating design made up of some sort of motif or a small shape
principles
the ways that elements work together to structure viewing
rhythm
visual beat- how eye moves through image and senses repitition and flow
legato
slow, smooth, flowing
staccato
small, seperate untis, fast
alternating rythm
a sequence thats presented in turn
balance
the distribution of visual weight
symmetrical
mirror image side to side
asymmetrical
no mirror image side to side
radial balance
centerpoint with things balanced out from and around the centerpoint
crystallographic
balanced evenly all over
formal balance
unifying, easy to look at
emphasis
attracting attention- gives you a place to stop your eyes- your drawn to it
contrast
focal pont- ex:sharp leaf against blurry background
isolation
something all by itself (cup on grass)
directed emphasis
a way of organizing elements so your eye is directed to something (arrow)
proportion
describes the relative size of elements as they are compared to one another or to a standard
size/scale
ex:ppl to mount rushmore
golden mean
how you divide up a picture plane- comes from nature
organization
describes additional structural relationships and phenomenon that guide and direct our veiwing experience
unity
parts coming together to creat a whole
proximity
group things that are close to one another
similarity
things that look similar
continutation
moves eye around visual field based on things that point you in a certain direction like a line
closure
about our desire to make shapes out of everything- close shapes off
illusion
"tricks" used to help create a sense of reality
relief
statues coming out of walls- 3d sense
tromp l'oeil
when someone does something intentional to make you think that something is real (ex: plastic deer in yard)
facade
a fake front (of building)
motion
an organizational strategy used to create compositions that portray motion
kinestetic
empathy- feel body in motion
multiple image
one pic after another- show body movements
blurred outline
can tell what is still and what is in motion
space
spacial relationships and illusions of depth
space- size
indicator to depth (ex. objects in front and bacK)
overlapping
ex: bike rack
atmospheric perspective
blurrier the farther away you get- closer more defined
amplified perspective
something close is big-further away is smaller
linear perspective
lines converge to one point
vertical location
things further away are higher