PERSONAL SHAPE – A nonobjective shape. A shape that is not a recognizable object.
PERSPECTIVE – Any graphic system used in creating the illusion of three-dimensional images and/or spatial relationships on a two-dimensional surface. There are several types of perspective – atmospheric, linear, and projection systems.
PHYSICAL SPACE – The designed and structured surface of a composition which helps create the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface.
PICTURE PLANE – The 2D surface on which an artist creates a pictorial image.
PLASTIC SPACE – The use of the elements to create the illusion of the third dimension.
PLANE – The 2D surface surface of a shape.*
PORTFOLIO – A thoughtfully edited and organized body of work ready for presentation (not just a physical case to carry work).*
POSITIVE SHAPE – The principal or foreground shape in a design, often the subject; the dominant shape or figure in a figure-ground relationship.
PRISMATIC COLORS – Pure hues that represent the colors of the color spectrum at their highest saturation level.
PROXIMITY – The degree of closeness in the placement of elements; shapes or forms placed near one another are frequently interpreted as similar, and this is used to create visual order or connection.*
PSYCHIC LINE – Occurs when something looks or points in a certain direction. Our eyes invariably follow. There is no real line, but there is a mental connection between elements.
PSYCHOLOGICAL SPACE – Imparting emotion without using a figure. Attempt to create strong feelings or sentiment (a psychological space) through the manipulation of space, light and perspective.