Vocabulary

Contrast - The use of different colors, values, textures, and other elements to create differences between those elements

Element - A visual or sensory part of an artwork used to create the composition

Focal point - The main point to which one's eye is attracted

Perspective - Representation of a sense of distance and depth in an artwork through use of line and other elements

Shading - A technique in drawing that shows the gradual transition of values from light to dark of an object

Technique - The physical manipulation of materials to produce a desired effect

Value - The lightness or darkness of a color

*From University of Phoenix MTE/534 Version 3 Vocabulary List