line
What is it?
line
• Any mark made by an artists tool-
pencil, brush, stick, etc.
• It is often defined as a moving dot
• lines can be e...
Expressive lines . . .
 Are lines that:
 Express the artist’s emotions or feelings
OR
 Try to make the viewer experienc...
Vertical lines
• Are static, restful,
inactive and still
• Expresses
stability, dignity,
poise and
formality
• Creates cal...
Horizontal lines
• Are also static
• Expresses
peace, rest,
quiet, and
stability
• Creates
comfortable
and relaxed
feelings
Diagonal and
zig-zag lines
• Are active
• Expresses action,
movement,
instability, tension,
and excitement
• Creates
uncom...
Curved lines
• Are also active
• Express some
activity.
• The less active the
curve, the calmer
the feeling
Representational Lines . . .
 Describe the edges or contours of an
object
Representational lines can be . . .
 Angular  Curvilinear
TYPES OF LINE
Contour line
• An outline of
an object, mass
or figure.
• Drawn slowly
and carefully
gesture line
• A fluid and flowing
line that indicates
action or form
• Drawn quickly
value lines
• Value Lines -
Used to shade
areas. Drawn
close together.
Implied line
• A line consisting of
dots, dashes and
lines to create the
impression of a
complete line
• In nature there i...
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  1. 1. line What is it?
  2. 2. line • Any mark made by an artists tool- pencil, brush, stick, etc. • It is often defined as a moving dot • lines can be expressive or representational
  3. 3. Expressive lines . . .  Are lines that:  Express the artist’s emotions or feelings OR  Try to make the viewer experience a certain emotion or feeling
  4. 4. Vertical lines • Are static, restful, inactive and still • Expresses stability, dignity, poise and formality • Creates calm and relaxed feelings
  5. 5. Horizontal lines • Are also static • Expresses peace, rest, quiet, and stability • Creates comfortable and relaxed feelings
  6. 6. Diagonal and zig-zag lines • Are active • Expresses action, movement, instability, tension, and excitement • Creates uncomfortable, exciting and tense feelings
  7. 7. Curved lines • Are also active • Express some activity. • The less active the curve, the calmer the feeling
  8. 8. Representational Lines . . .  Describe the edges or contours of an object
  9. 9. Representational lines can be . . .  Angular  Curvilinear
  10. 10. TYPES OF LINE
  11. 11. Contour line • An outline of an object, mass or figure. • Drawn slowly and carefully
  12. 12. gesture line • A fluid and flowing line that indicates action or form • Drawn quickly
  13. 13. value lines • Value Lines - Used to shade areas. Drawn close together.
  14. 14. Implied line • A line consisting of dots, dashes and lines to create the impression of a complete line • In nature there is no such thing as a line, an edge produces an implied line

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