Elements of Art

Lines often define the edges of a form. They can lead your eye around the composition and can communicate information and emotion.
Value is the range from light to dark in an image. It is most commonly black to white but can be related to color images as well.
Space in a work of art refers to a feeling of depth or three dimensions. It can also refer to the artist's use of the area within the picture plane.
Shapes are two dimensional figures. Shapes can be put together to create different objects.
Form is the representation of a three dimensional object. Form is judged by whether an object looks like it exist in a real location.
Texture is the feeling of the painting. It can be both physical touch and what the viewer thinks the object would feel like. Texture helps communicate what is being depicted, whether is looks smooth, rough, fuzzy, wet, etc.
Color can be used to create emotions or connections in a composition. Color theory is often used in making a appealing image.
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