The elements listed below were developed by Dr. Fredrick Lanuza and presented at the Computer-Using Educators Annual Conference in 2008.
- The Subject: Describe what you see — person, place, thing
- Reasons: Determine the purpose of the work in societal, chronological, and environmental terms
- Lines: Identify line directions and types (e.g., straight, curvy, rhythmic)
- Colors: Describe the hue (name), value (level of lighting, brightness), and intensity (brightness, dullness)
- Form: Describe apparent shapes — regular vs. irregular, definite vs. suggestive
- Texture: Consider materials used, surface quality, and smooth/rough aspects
- Focal Points: To what part of the picture are the eyes drawn?
- Imagination: What does the picture conjure for the beholder?
- Judgment: What elements of the picture does the audience like and dislike?