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The definition of shape is degrees of definition, sharpness, softness in and out of focus. Includes gradtions, transitions, tansparencies, soft and hard edges, strong and subtle contrast.
Shapes are created by lines making connections to make a certain look. Are of color and texture are defined by a clear boundary. Illusion of shapes can be created by combining calue and gradtion, depicting lighting and perspective.
There are many categories of shapes:
Using the lines in the background creates a many sided object. The lines create an interesting looking shape. Using different colors and having the lines cross creates a sense of depth.