An Introduction to the Elements and Principles of Art and Design. Feb ‘12 Condensed version. Elements of Art and Design. The visual tools or building blocks artists use to create all art. The elements include line, shape, colour, value, texture, space and form. Line.
Contour Lines- Lines that describe the shape of an object and the interior detail.
Sketch Lines- Lines that captures the appearance of an object or impression of a place.
Self Portrait Design
The Anatomy Lecture of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp
"Calling of St. Matthew":
Value or tone refers to the http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/rembrandt/1630/nicolaes-tulp.jpgrelative lightness or darkness of any media or surface, whether it is in black and white or in colour.
In picture making, value has two important functions. First, it can turn flat shapes into the illusion of forms which appear solid. Second, it can create impressions of mood or atmosphere. An overall dark tone with little contrast can give a work a feeling of gloom or melancholy.Value or Tone