Shape is one of the visual elements which refers to an enclosed two-dimensional area. You create a shape whenever you draw a line that connects at both ends. In this post, I discuss the different types of shapes you will encounter in art, how to use them, and provide master painting examples.
Geometric and Organic Shapes
There are two major types of shape in art: geometric and organic.
The geometric shapes are mathematical and include squares, circles, and triangles. Get familiar with these geometric shapes as they form the foundation for any subject you paint.
A collage is a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric on to a backing. Dana Has a way of making collages for to plan for her larger painted pieces. Watch her demo and try making your own!