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Ever been stuck on the word you need to describe a picture? Or been unsure of just what an artistic term meant?
This Feature showcases examples of different artistic terms; this first feature is devoted to: Contrast! Both high, and low.

According to Lord Goolge, contrast is a principle of art, refering to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.The colors white and black provide the greatest degree of contrast. An artist can employ contrast as a tool, to direct the viewer's attention to a particular point of interest within the piece.

High Contrast
between black and white by lindenphotography The Ups and Downs of a Gemini by stephuhnoids Cosmos by jvrichardson Dark Bubbles by jvrichardson Order and Chance by Sarahorsomeone In the skin of an angel by Marori Skeleton and Bird by Wikidtron The She-Mantis by Wikidtron Sweetest Thing by Hexorcist Sun in the Palm of my Hand by Jezzy-Fezzy The Unknown by OsoreShirazu Love by noukka Overpass by Aixchel Apple study II by vampirellover Pacific Beach by ImpossiblePerfection golden by lindacalling see-BW by cerah-ceria liquor 1 by omziethopia Stone Cold by Kalolaina Sir Goat In The Mountains by WateryAsh Sin City - Jail by a-pologies entrevista by Ceecore

Tip: An easy way to tell if your pice has high contrast or low contrast it to place it across the room and squint at it. If the drawing blends into one big blob, then it's got low contrast. If the subject remains distinct, then high contrast :)

Low Contrast
:thumb155113499: Aphotic Instrument by Lumenesca Misty Oak by Stealthymeerkat Ork and Imperials Battle by Alexander750:thumb154660492: Moth at Rest by Sarahorsomeone Little tin goddess by Marori:thumb155231041: Black-Eyed Girl by XdbisK impending calm by butcheredxbutterfly Central by heminder:thumb105102157: SantaCruz by sd1015:thumb155346440::thumb155346571: Top of the Ice by AmberGreywind way to winter. by theKika Evil Trip by Spiritofdarkness

If you are one of the artists featured here, Please :+fav: the article to help yourself get seen. :heart:
Next time: Saturation
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Sarahorsomeone Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feature :)!
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Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student General Artist
you're welcome :)
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noukka Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010   Photographer
Thank you for featuring my work (:
lovely selection!
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Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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SophieBrown Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
are these the only artworks available to be featured?
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Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Sorry? I'm not quite sure I understand what it is you're asking, could you expand a bit on that?
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SophieBrown Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you have given examples of artwork which uses contrast but i was wondering if you could include one of my pieces because i think its quite a good exmaple
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Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Ah- no, not for contrast I'm afraid :no:. Once a news article has been put up it cannot be edited, so I can't go in and add more pictures after I've already posted the thing, sorry.
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SophieBrown Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
its kk thanks though ;p
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Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student General Artist
I do intend to be collecting art for other term features in the future though- provided it does a good job of displaying the concept I'm looking for. Guess I should put up a list of the ones I'm planning to do in my journal when I get a chance ^^;
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tesener Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
thank you
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Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
:w00t: thanks a lot for the feature
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:iconloriele:
Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Lumenesca Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Hooray, my illustration is here. <3
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Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student General Artist
:D
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heminder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional
neat :)
some awesome works here :D
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Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student General Artist
:D don't tell me, tell them
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chikeers Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I'm sure this will be useful information to know sometime in the future for me. :D Those pictures are all really pretty.:dance:
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Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student General Artist
:) I hope so
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