Principles and Elements of Design:
Colour: colour is the main element in any piece of artwork, it is the most eye catching, the most appealing, the one thing that tells you whether or not this piece of art suits you taste or not. It simple exists because of the light surpassing in the room to create different colours. The picture to the right, well demonstrates the element of colour because the colours are bright and bold. For some, this picture might be too bright and they might be uninterested but at the same time for some, the picture could be something that they see potential in, something that grasps the audience’s attention, it well demonstrates the RBG scale, it uses various types of reds, greens, and blues; making it all that more appealing to the audience.
Hues: hue is any colour that can be easily and effectively used in it’s pure form. (RGB scale)
Saturation: the brightness, and use of one particular colour. The picture above uses a wide saturation of pinks and reds, because those are the colours you see most of.
Intensity: the intensity is how much of one type of colour is used, if it is used dark or lightly. For example the picture above, uses light colours, they are bright and appealing to the viewer’s eye.
Value: the value of a colour depends on how well a colour is used. If the colour is fading or if the colour is solid and easy to identify.
Line: line is something that occurs when a sharp object is dragged against a smooth surface. Lines can vary from thick, thin, smooth rough and broken. This picture shows wavy smooth lines, these lines are clam, but empowering at the same time, because they are all scattered and grabs the audience’s attention. Even though there may not be colour in this picture the different strokes and shades of black are enough to be just as eye catching as it would have been with colour. Lines are effectively used because the various styles of lines well contrast with one another.
Shape or Form: A shape is created when a line becomes enclosed. Shapes can be categorized in two forms, either geometric shapes or free form shapes. Geometric shapes can be identified as everyday shapes, such as squares and circles, for example the picture to the right well demonstrates basic geometric shapes. Shapes help the viewer identify easily what they are supposed to be looking at and exactly what the image means. Shapes are commonly used in all styles of art.
Texture: texture helps further grasp the audiences' attention and does not only appeal to the sight but also appeals to the sense of touch. In most cases we can tell beforehand of what a surface is going to feel like just by telling by the colour. For example just by looking at the picture to the left we can tell that the feel is rough, sharp, and rigid. This is all possible for us to know just by the different lighting and different types of strokes and colours used.
Space: space refers to amount of room given in an area....