This image is characterized by curved lines. Here the piece takes on a feminine, mystical feeling because of the ‘fairytale’ quality of the line.
A masculine form of line that is characterized by straight lines. Here the straight lines are used to give an accurate perspective.
Hand drawn lines add an emotional emphasis to an image that is rarely seen in any other form of mark making, the creator of the images shows part of their own emotional path on the paper.
This is one of artist Dana McClure’s line series, I thought this piece was breathtaking and loved the way she enforced texture by using changes in tone and colour in her line work. Horizontal lines evoke a restful feeling, the line also has a masculine quality.
I thought this was an interesting example of vertical line usage. If you look closely at the eye, one can see all the actual marks that have been made are vertical. This gives the piece a ‘somber’ emotion and a slightly more masculine quality.
Thought this example of cross-hatching was apt because of the ‘literal’ representation of the thumb ‘coming out’ of the cross- hatch. Cross hatching creates a tonal value that makes an image very realistic.