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Digital Art

Semester 2 Final Review

Line Mark drawn by a pointed moving tool
Dimension Mount of space an object takes up in one direction
Outline Shows/creates the outer edges of a shape
Implied Lines Series of points that the views eye automatically connect, only suggested, not real
Vertical Lines Move up and down, do not lean at all
Horizontal Lines Parallel to the horizon
Diagonal Lines Slant somewhere between horizontal and vertical
Curved Change direction gradually
Zigzag Lines Made from a combination of diagonal lines
Length Long or short
Width Wide or thin
Texture Rough or Smooth
Direction Can move in any direction,such as vertical, horizontal, or diagonal
Degree of Curve Gradual or sharp
Static Lines Often called inactive lines, vertical/horizontal lines in an image
Active Lines Diagonal/zigzag lines suggesting movement or tension, excitement, instability, or confusion
Contour Lines Define the edges and the surface ridges
Gesture Expressive movement, captures the feeling and motion of a subject, drawn quickly
Calligraphy Beautiful writing
Calligraphic Lines Lines are usually made with brush strokes that change from thick to thin in one stroke
Value The element of art that describes the lightness or darkness of an object
Crosshatch Technique of using crossed lines for shading, creating values
Elements of Art Line, shape, value, space, color, pattern, and texture
Principles of Art Movement, unity, variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, proportion, pattern/rhythm
Avante Garde Suggestion that using this product will put the user ahead of the times
Bandwagon Appeal Form of propaganda that exploits the desire of most people to join the crowd or be on the winning side
Facts and Figures Statistics and objective factual information is used to prove the superiority of the product
Weasel Words Used to suggest a positive meaning without actually any guarantees
Magic Ingredients Suggestion that some almost miraculous discovery makes the product extra effective
Patriotism Suggestion that purchasing this product shows your love for your country
Diversion Seems to tackle a problem/issues, but then throws in an emotional distraction
Plain Folks Suggestion that this product is a practical product of good value for ordinary people
Snob Appeal Suggestion that the use of this product makes the customer part of an elite group with a luxurious and glamorous life
Bribery Gives a desirable extra something
Testimonial Famous personality is used to endorse the product
Wit and Humor Customers are attracted to products that divert the audience by giving viewers a reason to laugh or to be entertained by a clever use of visuals or language
Glittering Generalities Uses appealing words/images to sell the product
Rhythm Indicates movement by the reputation of elements
Visual Rhythm Receive through your eyes, rather than your ears
Random Rhythm Motif repeated in no apparent order,with no regular spaces in between
Regular Rhythm Identical motifs and equal amounts of space between them
Alternating Rhythm Introducing a second motif, make a change in placement/contain of motif, or make a change in spacing
Flowing Rhythm Repeating wavy lines
Progressnig Rhythm Change in the motif each time it is repeated
Motif Unit that is repeated in visual rhythm
Pattern 2D decorative visual repetition
Module 3D motif
Movement Used to create the look and feeling of action and to guide the viewer's eyes throughout the work
Balance Concerned with equalizing visual forces
Central Axis Dividing line that works like the point of balance in the balance scale
Formal Balance Occurs when equal, or very similar elements are placed on the opposite sides of the central axis
Symmetry Special type of formal balance in which two halves of a balanced composition are identical, mirror images of each other
Radial Balance Occurs when the forces/elements of design come out from a central point
Informal Balance Gives the viewer the same comfortable feeling as formal balance, but in a more subtle way
Asymmetry Another name for informal balance, appears accidental while is actually very complicated
Tools of Balance Size, color, value, texture, and position
Variety Concerned with difference/contrast
Emphasis Makes one part of a work more dominate over the others
Dominate When an artist chooses one element over the others to become the focal point
Subordinate Less important
Focal Point When an artist chooses an area/item to become dominate
Techniques used to create a Focal Point Contrast, isolation, location, convergence, and the unusual
Harmony Creates unity by stressing similarities
Unity Brings order to the visual world
Simplicity Limiting the number of variations of an element
Repetition Using many of the same element or shape
Proximity Closeness of different shapes in a work create a unifying effect
Continuation Shapes can be arranged so that a line/edge of one shape continues as a line or edge of the next shape
Created by: lmcmackin



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