Painting Word Bank | Artopia

WORD BANK: Elements and Principles of Design

line – a long thin continuous mark or stroke

color – hues, tints, and shades as created by light and pigments

value – the relative lightness or darkness of a color

texture – the way something feels or looks like it would feel

shape – a two-dimensional outline of an object that has height and width

form - a shape that is or appears to be three-dimensional and has height, width and depth

space – the area or distance between forms or shapes

emphasis – used to draw attention to particular areas or the focal point of an artwork

balance – an arrangement of elements of an artwork in equilibrium to create harmony

proportion – the size or apparent size of an object as seen in relation to its other parts or to other objects in the environment

movement – the use of lines, colors, values, textures, forms and space to direct the eye of the viewer from one part of the artwork to another

unity – when everything works together in an artwork

variety – provides diversity in a work of art

pattern – something that is repeated throughout a work of art (e.g. shapes, lines)

rhythm –suggests motion by regular use of patterns of recurrent elements