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Visual Communication Design: Form

VCE subject

Form collections on Pinterest

Max Bill. Construction from two rings. 1965

Yiwei

Antmot Ant

Virginia Leal Bella

Joanie Lemercier

Form

Form refers to objects that are three dimensional in nature.  A form has: height, width and depth.

We readily recognise the forms around us – from a pencil to the form of the human body.

Form can be used to define space, create contrast & visually add volume to a composition.

Form is depicted visually using other elements such as line, shape & tone.

Form can be enhanced using tone, the addition of shadows and highlights can help us to ‘read’ the true form of an object.

Forms can vary from geometric &constructed to the organic forms of the nature world. Form can be communicated via a 3D Isometric Drawing ot a loose & flowing charcoal life drawing. (Source)