Visual Elements of Art

No matter what kind of art it is, we always go back to its basics before we tread on more complicated aspects. The building blocks of art affect the overall impact of a certain artwork. These visual elements are line, tone, shape, color, texture, pattern, and form. These elements are interwoven.   For instance, everything starts with a line. When they cross over, they become shapes. Shapes are filled with color and tone to create patterns. These shapes when injected with roughness form texture and when projected as 3-D, create form. Through the proper use of the different elements of…
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