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7 Elements of Design that Make Any Design Better!

For the past 14 weeks, we discussed and learned so much more about the 7 elements of design. We also went through numerous tutorials for all of these elements to have clearer and better understanding how each of the elements affect artworks. 

 

 

7 Elements of Design that Make Any Design Better!

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Create Space in Illustrator

This week ends our short illustrator projects focusing on the elements. And we are finishing up with space! It is important to understand space in digital art, especially if you plan to make an artwork that has depth! Below are a couple digital art lessons that will help you in this endeavor!

 

 

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Elements of Design: Ways to Create Fantastic Positive and Negative Space

SPACE…the final frontier…Ok, so that’s not the kind of space that we’re talking about, but it is OUR final element to explore and there is soooo much to explore, so let’s dive in! (Or perhaps spacesuit up…)

 

 

Elements of Design: Ways to Create Fantastic Positive and Negative Space

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Create Form in Illustrator

You know that since we are talking about form, we’ll be diving into some 3D effects in this post! As we learn how to do digital art with form here we’ll not only explore the 3D effects, but also learn how to use gradients in illustrator to make some simple forms. 

 

 

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Create Form in Illustrator

Elements of Design: Best Practices When Creating Form in Digital Media

There’s only 2 elements left to explore! Today we’re looking at form. This is where you can bring some reality into your designs and artwork; it can turn the flat into the living. 

 

 

Elements of Design: Best Practices When Creating Form in Digital Media

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Add Texture in Illustrator

Ready to learn how to add texture in Illustrator!? In these digital art lesson tutorials you’ll take your artwork to the next level with Illustrator textures. There are a few different techniques that you can explore below and while some of them overlap, each presenter has a different style. Use the one that works best for you and leave the rest! 


 

 

 

 

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Add Texture in Illustrator

Elements of Design: How Texture can be Eye-opening in Visual Media

The smooth comforting feel of your soft cotton sheets…

The rough bark of the old tree that you climbed as a young child…

The creamy, yet sticky feeling of your favorite chopstick on your lips…

 

 

Elements of Design: How Texture can be Eye-opening in Visual Media

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Make Value and Manage Shading in Illustrator

The tutorials you see below will show you how to do some digital art shading.

 

 

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Make Value and Manage Shading in Illustrator

Elements of Design: How the Value in a Photo or Design can Express Feeling

In the past couple weeks we talked about color and got a peek into what value is in relation to color.

 

 

Elements of Design: How the Value in a Photo or Design can Express Feeling

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Teach Digital Coloring in Illustrator

If you missed the post about color, you may want to go back and check it out as it will directly correspond to some of the tutorials shown below. The tutorials below will help you learn how to do digital art using color throughout illustrator in places like the color picker, swatches, and the color guide.

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Teach Digital Coloring in Illustrator
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