Presentation on theme: "Elements and Principles of Design. The elements of design are the building blocks used to create an artwork. The principles are ideas that incorporate."— Presentation transcript:
The elements of design are the building blocks used to create an artwork. The principles are ideas that incorporate the elements. They apply to all artwork, whether it is two-dimensional or three-dimensional. They work together to create a unified whole, a specific message, and a visually exciting artwork.
A line connects two points and may be 2-D as drawn on paper,
Color is the most direct way we see all the other principles and is the most expressive. Colors are formed by reflections of different wavelengths of light and change according to their surroundings.
Unity gives an artwork a sense that everything belongs together. There is a visual connection that is not created by chance. The whole is more important than the parts. You see the whole image first, then notice the parts.
Emphasis or Focal Point draws your eye to something and leads it around the rest of the work. Something in the composition is dominant, but is supported by the other elements. It makes a work interesting and not confusing.