The Elements
of Art

The “Elements of Art” are the basic components and qualities of visual art. They provide a useful framework and terminology for discussing, creating, and deconstructing works ranging from painting to film.

If remembering all 7 is tricky, try this mnemonic:

The Little Shark Can Swim Very Fast.

Texture, Line, Shape, Color, Space, Value, Form.

As a graphic designer, it is not enough to be able to name and define these 7 elements. It is critical to understand the unique power and impact that each of these can have on an given audience - to understand the visual language of line, shape, form, space, value, color and texture.

 

 

Line

 


 

Shape


Form


Space


Value


Color


Texture