Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


Shape and Value.

Shape: Definition A line enclosing an area.
Shape: Challenge To use the infinite number of shapes available.
Shape: Uses? Used to draw things that exist or things we imagine.
Shape: Also Known As Outline or Contour.
Gestalt: Definition Our minds tend to "see" organized wholes, or forms, as a totality, before they perceive the individual parts applied to human visual perception.
Gestalt: Translation "Gestalt" = German for "form."
Approximately Related Elements We tend to see approximately related elements, such as four dots perceived as a square.
2D Possessing the dimensions of height and width, especially when considering the flat surface or pictorial plane.
3D Possessing, or creating the illusion of possessing, the dimension of depth, as well as height and width.
Actual Shapes Have exact limits, as in the case of geometric shapes.
Implied Shapes Require the viewer to form shapes.
Amorphous So vague or delicate that their edges cannot be determined with any degree of exactitude.
Subjective Imaginary, abstract. Contrived by the artist.
Objective Imitates shapes formed by natural forces. Derived from observable phenomena.
Biomorphic The irregular rounded shapes in art that suggest life.
Rectilinear (Straight-lined). Contrast with biomorphic shapes. Geometric. Used for analytical dissection and reformulation of the natural world.
Value: Definition Used to indicate worth (light and dark).
Achromatic Consists of white, black, and the limitless degrees of grey, disregarding terms sometimes used for value such as tone, brightness, even colour.
High Key Black to middle.
Low Key Middle to white.
Value: Result of... Result of medium used or pressure exerted on the medium by the artist.
Value: Created by... Created by placing lines of the same or different qualities alongside or across each other to produce generalized areas of value.
Chromatic The lightness or darkness of a colour.
Local Only the values actually seen (not psychological, emotional, dramatic expression).
Cast Shadows The dark areas that occur on an object or surface when a shape is placed between it and the light source.
Shadows: Uses (1) Used to aid in descriptive character.
Shadows: Uses (2) Used to enhance the effectiveness of the design pattern.
Shadows: Uses (3) Used to contribute to the mood or expression.
Created by: UtauxIkuto