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Elements of Art and Design for NIFT Entrance Preparation

It is important to understand the elements of art and design and the impact that a certain element has over a visual. For example diagonal lines appear undecided, unstable, busy, active, dynamic, restless, dramatic, sporty, lengthening, and reduce horizontal or vertical shapes. Often a diagonal line needs opposing diagonal to appear balanced. I have also attached a pdf file on the same. Hope this article helps you.

Read: Elements of Design in FASHION

P.S. Refer to this pdf file for a more detailed analysis of elements of art.

 

ELEMENTS OF ART

LINE

Now every one knows what a line is. The path which connects two points. Lines can be straight, vertical, horizontal, curve, zig-zag, angular etc.

Lines

SHAPE

Shape is a 2-d area. The shape can be geometric, abstract, organic etc.

 

FORM

It is nothing but the 3-D projection of the shape. Like shape, form can also be geometric or organic.

Shapes

 

VALUE

Value is the lightness or darkness and may refer to the way colour is used.

 

COLOUR

Understand the colour wheel. Understanding of warm, cool and neutral colours and their usage.

 

TEXTURE

Roughness or smoothness of a surface.

 

SPACE

Positive Space is created by objects that are seen as a main element appearing to be in front of the background.
Negative Space is the area that surrounds the shapes.

A well known example of positive and negative space.

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