|points). Examples include vertical, horizontal, diagonal and curved lines |
plus their direction across space.
|Shape and Form |
|Shape is a flat two-dimensional space enclosed by a line. For example, a |
sleeve is a shape while it is a flat pattern. Form is a three-dimensional space
created by joining opposing edges of a surface. For example, a sleeve, when
stitched into a cylinder, is a form. The fabric (surface) of the sleeve creates
|Light is electromagnetic energy making things visible, the radiant energy |
resulting from vibration of electrons. Light provides illumination and color;
it defines and locates lines, forms, and surfaces, and visually reveals the
physical world, including clothing. (Davis, p. 135)
| 1. The physical effect of light depends upon the nature of its source and |
the objects it strikes.
| 2. A change in the light source can change and manipulate figure and |
| 3. Light rays define a garment's colors, contours, distance, location, |
position and surface texture.
| 4. Light plays on a figure, emphasizing its three-dimensional qualities |
and creating highlights and shadows from the draping, folds, gathers
or various textures of the clothing.
|Color is basically and internal sensation and an external occurrence. The |
internal phenomenon includes eye perception and brain interpretation. It is
the body's physical, emotional and psychological reaction to light reflecting
from a surface. The external phenomenon of color is light wavelengths
radiating from a light source or reflecting surface (fabric). All surfaces
(fabrics) reflect light. Naturally occurring fiber colors and applied dyes and
pigments give fabrics color.
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