Elements of Art
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Lines create emotion: Jagged lines convey enthusiasm, anger, and energy; curved lines are sensuous, organic, and rhythmic.
Lines create contour, showing the edge of the shapes. They also generate the three-dimensional qualities of the form
Lines create movement, guiding the viewer's eye across the page.
An overhead perspective gives viewers an alternate view, allowing them to see the picture from a different angle.
Through the use of vanishing point, illustrators create distance and depth.
Organic shapes are from nature. Irregular and curvy, these shapes symbolize nature and humans.
Geometric shapes are precise, exact, and orderly. Objects, such as buildings, houses, and cars are geometric.
Space can be relative. In proportion with smaller objects, larger ones tend to feel closer.
The circles are the same size but solid circle seems to recede while the hollow circle comes forward.
The circles are the same size, but overlapping circle seems larger.
The empty areas in an illustration are referred to as negative (ground) space.
Positive (figure) space is the area surrounded or defined by negative space.