The "Visual Elements of Design," also known as the "Elements of Art" are essential building blocks used to translate an idea or message into a visual concept, design or composition. In visual arts, these elements can be found in drawing, painting, mixed media, photography or any other two-dimensional (2D) visual communication methods, and the list depends on the source.
Similar to words in spoken language, they are used to express images or visual messages. Each element has its own meaning or can be associated with other elements in the context to convey a specific emotion or emotional response. Use them deliberately to control how visual messages, images, or stories are composed.