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 Keywords (Descriptive)
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.
Ergonomics is the study of human factors in design. The scientific discipline looks at the functions, limitations and needs of the human body in relation to the product design (form).
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