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Lines~Mika~Design Theory

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    • ~Lines~
      9 March 2011
      Mika Lee
    • What are these?
      Line is one of the most basic elements in art & design.
      One can create so many kinds of lines just by drawing.
      You get many types of lines such as vertical, horizontal, diagonal, curved, zig-zag and jagged lines. They all suggest different things and feelings.
      Most artists and designers today use lines which represent themselves.
    • Geometrical lines
    • Curved Lines
      Curved lines give off a sense of energy. Soft curves give a softening effect on the composition. Sharp lines, however, may suggest violence or turmoil.
    • Jagged Lines
      Jagged lines suggest uncertainty or anger.
    • Zig-Zag Lines
      These are diagonal lines that join at points. They give off a feeling of excitement and movement. The change of direction also creates a feeling of confusion. They can imply many things as they break down or ascend up.
    • Horizontal Lines
      These lines run from left to right. Horizontal lines are soft and feminine, thus making one feel at peace. In the landscape above, the lines give you a sense of space.
    • Vertical Lines
      These lines give off a sense of masculinity and height.
    • Thin Lines
      These fragile, nimbly lines seem easy to break or push over. On the other hand, thin lines give us a feeling of elegance. They are delicate.
    • Thick Lines
      Thick lines appear hard to knock over. They give off a feeling of strength and emphasises nearby elements. These lines are bold and sort of makes a statement on its own.
    • Diagonal Lines
      Diagonal lines shows movement. Things that stand in a diagonal position look unstable. In the image above, the diagonal lines conveys a feeling of motion.
    • Contour Lines
      A single line used to depict the silhouette of a figure or an object.
    • Irregular Lines
      These lines may give the viewer a feeling of negativity.
    • GestureLines
      These lines are full of energy and are used to depict the movements of a moving figure.
    • Cross-hatching lines
      This can be achieved when one creates lines that intersect each other diagonally, vertically or horizontally in order to create shadings.
    • Short lines
      Short lines like the ones shown above suggests agitation and hurry.
    • Circular lines
      These give off a feeling of perfection and completeness.
    • Implied lines
      These lines may not have been drawn in, but they may be easily identified within the composition.
    • ~The End~