2D Design Flashcards
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2D Design Flashcards
This file includes information about elements and principles of design.
arrangement of visual elements to create an image or pattern.
The visual aspect of the artwork by the manipulation of elements and principles of design.
Harmony of agreement existing among the elements of a design to create an integrated image
Spaces between form
Theory of visual psychology-the whole will predominate over the parts.
you compose in an image or object.
subject matter, story, or information
that artwork seeks to
to the viewer.
Distribution of visual weight within a composition.
A network of
lines used to
organize a page and create unity
The more common name for crystallographic balance
The stimulus for an image or idea.
An infinite number of points, or a moving dot.
Secondary point of emphasis that has less attention value than the focal point.
A device, which utilizes an emphasized element that attracts the viewer’s attention and encourages him/her to look further.
A visually perceived area created either by an enclosing line or by color, value and or texture changes defining the outer edge.
A drawing in which describing shapes is less important than showing the action taking place.
Relative light and darkness
A drawing in which a line follows the edges of forms to describe their outlines.
Realistically reproducing the visual image, form and proportions seen in nature.
A specific type of distortion, which reproduces the natural world, but improves upon it.
A specific kind of distortion that implies a simplification of an object’s shapes to their essential, basic character.
Disregarding the shapes and forms of objects, purposely changing or exaggerating them.
Images that have no definite object reference and do not suggest recognizable subject matter.
Another word for size.
The ratio of size measured against other elements, or against some standard.
A rectangle that has influenced art and design since the ancient Greeks discovered it.
Relationship between individual areas of
A visual flow or movement with a clear repetition of elements that are the same or slightly modified.
When far-off images become grayer and less distinct as distance increases.
Renaissance term to describe the artistic devise of using light and dark to imply depth and volume in painting.
The visual path taken when looking at an artwork.