The Principles and

Elements
of Design
an interactive quiz

“We Cool” Watercolor by Cathy
Tomasik

The Principles and Elements
of Design Objective
The objective of this interactive quiz
is for you to demonstrate your
knowledge of the Principles and
Elements of Design.

The Elements of Design

Line: is a mark with greater length than width. Lines can be
horizontal, vertical or diagonal, straight or curved, thick or thin.
Line is the most basic element of design. We make marks, which
appear as lines, to communicate in languages both verbal and
visual. In the visual language, line is perhaps the most expressive
of the elements, and indeed embodies some, if not all, simply by
existing.

Shape: is a closed line. Shapes can be geometric, like squares and
circles; or organic, like free formed shapes or natural shapes.
Shapes are flat and can express length and width.

Form: is a three-dimensional shape, expressing length, width, and
depth. Balls, cylinders, boxes and triangles are forms.

The Elements of Design

Space: is the area between and around objects. The space around
objects is often called negative space; negative space has shape.
Space can also refer to the feeling of depth. Real space is threedimensional; in visual art when we can create the feeling or illusion
of depth we call it space.

Color: is light reflected of objects. Color has three main
characteristics: hue or its name (red, green, blue, etc.), value (how
light or dark it is), and intensity (how bright or dull it is).

Texture: is the surface quality that can be seen and felt. Textures
can be rough or smooth, soft or hard. Textures do not always feel
the way they look; for example, a drawing of a porcupine may look
prickly, but if you touch the drawing, the paper is still smooth.

The Elements of Design Choose the correct answer for each Element of Design. Lin e Shape Lin e Shape Lin e Shape Form Form Form .

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The Elements of Design Choose the correct answer for each Element of Design. Correct! .

The Elements of Design Choose the correct answer for each Element of Design. Correct! .

Try again.The Elements of Design Choose the correct answer for each Element of Design. . Incorrect.

Choose the main characteristic of each circle. Incorrect. .The Elements of Design Color is an element of design. Try again.

Choose the main characteristic of each circle. Correct! .The Elements of Design Color is an element of design.

Correct! . Choose the main characteristic of each circle.The Elements of Design Color is an element of design.

Correct! . Choose the main characteristic of each circle.The Elements of Design Color is an element of design.

The Elements of Design One of these shapes represents negative space and the other positive space Positive space Positive space Negative space Negative space .

The Elements of Design One of these shapes represents negative space and the other positive space Correct! .

The Elements of Design One of these shapes represents negative space and the other positive space Correct! .

The Elements of Design One of these shapes represents negative space and the other positive space Try again! .

The Elements of Design One of these shapes represents negative space and the other positive space Try again! .

Value Intensity Intensity Hue Hu e Value Hue Value Intensity .The Elements of Design Color is an element of design. Choose the main characteristic of each circle.

The Elements of Design Each one of these shapes represents what implied textured? Soft Smooth Smooth Rough Rough Soft .

The Elements of Design Each one of these shapes represents what implied textured? Correct! .

The Elements of Design Each one of these shapes represents what implied textured? Correct! .

Try again. .The Elements of Design Each one of these shapes represents what implied textured? Incorrect.

 Rhythm: is a type of movement in drawing and painting. color.  Movement: adds excitement to your work by showing action and directing the viewers eye throughout the picture plane. .The Principles of Design  Balance: Includes all elements including white space. contrast. Alternating lights and darks also give a sense of rhythm. lines. tone.  Emphasis: Most important elements are emphasized by. Can be formal (symmetrical) or informal (asymmetrical). placement or attention getting devices. It is seen in repeating of shapes and colors. shape and or style. Do not mix both designs. weight.  Harmony: Elements blend together in.

.  Repetition: works with pattern to make the artwork seem active. Your work should not appear disjointed or confusing. The repetition of elements of design creates unity within the artwork.  Proportion: or scale refers to the relationships of the size of objects in a body of work. such as smallness or largeness.The Principles of Design  Unity: is seen in a painting or drawing when all the parts equal a whole.  Variety: is the use of several elements of design to hold the viewer’s attention and to guide the viewer’s eye through the artwork. Proportions gives a sense of size seen as a relationship of objects.

The Principles of Design Each one of these compositions represents balance. Choose the one that is symmetrical? .

Choose the one that is symmetrical? Correct! .The Principles of Design Each one of these compositions represents balance.

Choose the one that is symmetrical? Incorrect. .The Principles of Design Each one of these compositions represents balance. Try again.

The Principles of Design Each one of these compositions represents harmony. Choose the one that best represents harmony? .

The Principles of Design Each one of these compositions represents harmony. Choose the one that best represents harmony? Correct! .

. Choose the one that best represents harmony? Incorrect.The Principles of Design Each one of these compositions represents harmony. Try again.

The Principles of Design Each one of these compositions shows emphasis. Choose the one that best represents emphasis? .

The Principles of Design Each one of these compositions shows emphasis. . Choose the one that best represents emphasis? Correct! This is an example of an attention getting device.

Choose the one that best represents emphasis? Incorrect. .The Principles of Design Each one of these compositions shows emphasis. Try again.

The Principles of Design Each one of these compositions shows movement. Choose the one that best represents movement and variety? .

The Principles of Design Correct! .

The Principles of Design Try again! .

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Choose the one that best represents proportion and repetition.The Principles of Design Choose the one that best represents rhythm and unity. .

The bird is in proportion to the trees.The Principles of Design This image best represents proportion and repetition. The trees are a repetition of elements. .

water and tree. Unity it achieved by using the same strokes in the creation of this composition. The rhythm is created by the brushstrokes that create the sun.The Principles of Design This image best represents rhythm and unity. .

.The Principles and Elements of Design Summary The objective of this interactive quiz was to demonstrate your knowledge of the Principles and Elements of Design.