ELEMENTS OF ART & PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN
When creating a work of art, think of the elements of art as the tools that an artist uses to create the principles of design. For example: The type of lines, shapes, colors, values, forms, and textures that one uses helps create unity, variety, emphasis, balance, movement, rhythm and pattern as part of the overall composition. If you look up the principles of design you will see that they change name and are listed differently depending upon the source. This is because they overlap significantly.