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Creative Art




3. Form- an element of art means objects that have three dimensions. I like to think of form as a 3-D shape. Form and Shape are related. You can turn a shape into the illusion of form by adding value and you can simplify a form from life into a shape.

Value- Value deals with the lightness or darkness of a color. Since we see objects and understand objects because of how dark or light they are, value is incredible important to art. (I'll remind you that drawing and painting is about seeing.)
Value deals directly to light. We see things because light reflects off of objects and goes into our eyes. Our mind processes the light and rationalizes what we are seeing. Without light, we cannot see anything. To draw or paint in a way that creates an illusion of what we normally see, we must understand light and how it reacts on surfaces. Value is the key to the illusion of light. This is why value is so important to drawing and painting. Artworks that exhibit a full range of value are generally successful. It doesn't matter the type of art you are creating. As long as there are dark values in harmony with light values, your artwork will most likely be aesthetically pleasing. A range of value means that they are ample amounts of light values – called tints, and dark values – called shades.

Space - In terms of art, space is the area around, above, and within an object. With consideration to drawings and paintings, our goal is to create the illusion of space.
There are six ways an artist can create the illusion of space on a 2-Dimensional surface.
Overlapping, placement on the paper, size, detail, color, value and perspective.

Color- Color can be broken down into 3 parts: color wheel, color value and color schemes.

Texture- Texture is the element of art that refers to the way an object feels to the touch or looks as it may feel. You can do 2D or 3D texture.

This abstract Radhe Krishna painting is a perfect example where seven elements of art have been used.

Radhe Krishna painting

Remember: When it’s from HEART, its ART

Shyama Rangwala can be reached at (813) 843-6784, e-mail shyama_vn@hotmail.com or visit www.shyamshyama.com or check Shyama’s Art on Facebook.

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