Lines~Mika~Design Theory


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Lines~Mika~Design Theory

  1. 1. ~Lines~<br />9 March 2011<br />Mika Lee<br />
  2. 2. What are these?<br />Line is one of the most basic elements in art & design. <br />One can create so many kinds of lines just by drawing. <br />You get many types of lines such as vertical, horizontal, diagonal, curved, zig-zag and jagged lines. They all suggest different things and feelings. <br />Most artists and designers today use lines which represent themselves. <br />
  3. 3. Geometrical lines<br />
  4. 4. Curved Lines<br />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. <br />
  5. 5. Jagged Lines<br />Jagged lines suggest uncertainty or anger. <br />
  6. 6. Zig-Zag Lines<br />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.<br />
  7. 7. Horizontal Lines<br />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. <br />
  8. 8. Vertical Lines<br />These lines give off a sense of masculinity and height. <br />
  9. 9. Thin Lines<br />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. <br />
  10. 10. Thick Lines<br />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. <br />
  11. 11. Diagonal Lines<br />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.<br />
  12. 12. Contour Lines<br />A single line used to depict the silhouette of a figure or an object.<br />
  13. 13. Irregular Lines<br />These lines may give the viewer a feeling of negativity. <br />
  14. 14. GestureLines<br />These lines are full of energy and are used to depict the movements of a moving figure. <br />
  15. 15. Cross-hatching lines<br />This can be achieved when one creates lines that intersect each other diagonally, vertically or horizontally in order to create shadings. <br />
  16. 16. Short lines<br />Short lines like the ones shown above suggests agitation and hurry.<br />
  17. 17. Circular lines<br />These give off a feeling of perfection and completeness. <br />
  18. 18. Implied lines<br />These lines may not have been drawn in, but they may be easily identified within the composition. <br />
  19. 19. ~The End~<br />