Elements of Art: LINE


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Explore the element= Line. Definition, Real vs. implied lines, contour lines, weighted lines and emotional line qualities are all discussed.

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Elements of Art: LINE

  1. 1. Elements of Art LINE
  2. 2. What defines a LINE?  A line connects two points and can go on forever. It is made by a pointed tool such as a pen, crayon, marker, paint brush, etc.  It can create shapes, texture, and variety in art depending on how it is used.  It can also create a sense of depth depending on how thick or thin you make them.
  3. 3. What is the difference between real and implied lines? Real lines are the ones that we draw and the ones that are the most known. Implied lines are created through the sense of the line being there. Ex: color, value, dotted
  5. 5. How can a simple line create a sense of depth?  LINES have different thicknesses that artists call their weight. Thick lines are heavy and thin line are light. -Heavily Weighted Lines = objects coming forward. -Lightly Weighted Lines = object receding (going back).
  6. 6. Here the peacock’s body has a heavily weighted line (drawn darker) and the feathers are drawn lighter so they seem to recede.
  7. 7. Emotional lines? What’s that!  All lines have a sense of emotion or convey a feeling:
  8. 8. Emotional Line Design Vertical Horizontal Diagonal Spiral Parallel ZigZag
  9. 9. Vertical Lines  Create a sense of growth or height  In fashion vertical lines create a long and lean silhouette
  10. 10. Horizontal Lines  Create a sense of relaxation  Stagnant to the eye and sometimes boring
  11. 11. Diagonal Lines  Create a sense of Tension with the edges of the paper  Exciting!!
  12. 12. Spiral Lines  Create a sense of infinity/never ending movement  Feminine and graceful s-curves
  13. 13. Parallel Lines  Create a sense of excitement  Fast moving eye
  14. 14. Zig-Zag Lines  Create a sense of chaos  Fast moving eye
  15. 15. Emotional Line Design What kind of lines are being used? •Diagonal: creates a sense of tension and excitement •Spiral: creates a sense of infinity
  16. 16. Emotional Line Design What kind of lines are being used? •Vertical: creates a sense of sturdiness and strength •Horizontal: creates a sense of rest/relaxation Parallel: creates a sense if speed