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# Line

## on Sep 04, 2012

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## LinePresentation Transcript

• ARTSTUDIO-DMIS Presents
• The Elements of Art- "Line"Line- element of art. In terms of art, linecan be described as a moving dot. Line is perhaps the most basic element of drawing
• Horizontal lines Horizontal lines- lines that are parallel to the horizon
• Vertical linesVertical lines- lines that move up and down without any slant
• Diagonal linesDiagonal lines- lines that slant
• Zigzag linesZig-zag lines- lnes made from a combination of diagonal lines
• Curved linesCurved lines- Lines that change direction gradually
• PROPERTIES OF LINE Length - lines can be long or shortWidth- lines can be wide or skinnyTexture - lines can be rough or smoothDirection - lines can move in any direction
• The Elements- "Shape" and "Form"• Shape- an element of art that is a two- dimensional area that is defined in some way. A shape may have an outline around it or you may recognize it by its area.
• Geometric shapes• Geometric shapes- precise shapes that can be described using mathematical formulas. Ex. Circle, square, triangle, oval, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, pentagon, pentagram, hexagon, and octagon.
• Freeform Shapes• Freeform Shapes- also called organic shapes, are irregular and uneven shapes. Their outlines may be curved, angular, or a combination of both
• Line quality or line weightLine quality or line weight- refers to thethickness or thinness of a line. By varying theline quality artists can make objects appearmore 3-Deminsional and more interesting