## 2D Presentation: Dot Line Shape

Here are the slides Charmaine and I used for our 2D presentation on Dot, line and shape :)

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If you’re lazy to download the file, here are some important points from our research:

## General Introduction:

• Dot, line, and shape are the basic elements of design
• Elements are components or parts which can be isolated and defined in any visual design or work of art. They are the structure of the work, and can carry a wide variety of messages.

## Dot

• A point is that of which there is no part — No part = no width, length, or breadth
• In pure geometric terms, a point is a pair of x, y coordinates.

### Use of points:

• Vanishing point
• The spot on the horizon line to which the receding parallel lines diminish
• Creates depth
• In art: Yayoi Kusama, Benday dots (in comic illustration), Neo-impressionism movement (A Sunday on la grande jatte)

## Line

• A line is a length without breadth.
• Graphically, lines exist in many weights; the thickness and texture as well as the path of the mark determine its visual presence.

### Use of Line

• In composition or image
• Lines are important to guide your eyes.
• Horizontal lines suggest a feeling of rest
• Vertical lines often communicate a sense of height
• Diagonal lines convey a feeling of movement
• Curve lines can convey energy
• Use of line to create optical illusions
• Use of line in Fine Art: Chua Ek Kay
• Use of line in fine art: Gene Davis

## Shape

• A surface is that which has length and breadth
• Shapes are planes with edges.
• When a form or shape has regular contours, when internal and external measurements are mathematically similar in multiple directions, we think of the form or shape as geometric.
• Organic shapes and forms are typically irregular or asymmetrical.

Use of Shape:

• We see shapes every day in logos, flags, books, clothes etc.
• TV test screen
• Local Artist Yeo Chee Kiong: “Series #02, ‘A Yoga and Pedicure DIY Session on the Beach’“
• Use of shape in Architecture: Louvre

## Point, Line and shape

• All 3 elements combine Patterns, Compositions (Art)
• Pattern: A regular repetition of lines, shapes, colours, or values in a composition.
• Henry Moore’s Wallpaper Design
• Kandinsky Composition viii