This picture shows movement. Although the picture is not really moving , the viewer knows that the people are in the midst of action.
This is an example of complementary color because it consists of hues that lay opposite each other on the color wheel.
The direction of his face and pointing of finger is an example of implied line because it takes the viewer's eye to a line of sight.
This picture is representational because it portrays natural objects in a recognizable form.
This is an example of analogous color because the color schemes are composed of all cool colors.
This is an example of symmetrical balance because if you fold the picture in half down the middle each side would more or less match up.
This picture represents contour line because its three-dimensional and lines mark the border and some details of their muscles.
The ceiling goes to a single vanishing point which is perspective.
I see this as atmospheric perspective because you know that the mountains up close and the ones further away are the same color, but the atmosphere has changed them making it seem as if they are further away.
This picture is an example of chiaroscuro because of the light and dark areas of the face. The picture is a balance of light and shade.
This picture of an elephant is an example of value because it is hatched and crosshatched. The lines are overlapping making them crosshatched.
The object in this picture is an example of foreshortening because the closer dimensions are adjusted to make up for the distortion created by point of view.
The bottle and top of guitar are examples of outline because the edge of them are actually drawn on the surface.
This is an example of shape because it is drawn on a flat surface and its boundaries can be measured by height and width.
This is an example of arbitrary color because we know a mountain is not violet and a tree is not grey, but in this picture they are.
This is an example of perceptual color because different hues are put together to create another hue.
This is an example of radial balance because everything radiates outward from the central point of the man's head in the center of the picture.
This picture is form because it is a solid and has three dimensional volume.
Space-positive and negative
This picture shows positive and negative space. The floor is part of the picture, but not the focal point making it the negative space.
This is an example of pattern because the design repeats itself.
This is actual texture because the man looks smooth and if you were to reach out and touch him he would actually feel smooth.
This is an example of implied texture because the picture looks to be rough, but if you were to touch it, it would be smooth.
Space-illusion of depth
This is an example of illusion of depth because the top portion of the picture seems smaller then the bottom portion of the picture creating the illusion of depth.
This is an example of asymmetrical balance because the two sides do not have symmetry, but they seem to have the same visual weight.
This picture is focal emphasis because the artist applied emphasis to the center picture by making it larger than the rest to be the focal point of the viewer.
This picture is afocal because there is no single point that demands the viewer's attention any more or less than any other part of the picture.
This piece is nonrepresentational because it does not refer to the natural or objective world.
This picture is abstract because it merely resembles real things in the real world.
The artist's use of dark and light color in this pictures makes it contrast. Some areas are darker than others right on side of each other making them contrast against one another.
The scale in this picture has been manipulated to fit the paper; we know that the actual size of this gate is larger than it appears to be.
The relationship between the object and its surroundings makes the picture have proportion.
This piece has repetition and rhythm because the figures in the picture are repeating, but the colors and shapes are providing rhythm.
The different objects in this picture gives it variety. They are all similar, but different small things make them different from each other.
The boat in this picture gives it a sense of unity. Even though there are two other boats further out the one up close draws the eye giving it unity.
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