A shape is a two-dimensional area. Shapes have height and width but not depth.

A shape might be defined by an outline or through contrast with its surroundings, such as through colour or tone.

There are two types of shape:

  • Organic - Organic shapes are ones that can be found in nature. For example fruit, vegetables, flowers and shells all have organic shapes.
  • Geometric - Geometric shapes are mathematical shapes, such as squares and circles. They are perfect and regular.