Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Unit 4: Line!

Line- element of art.

In terms of art, line can be described as a moving dot. Line is perhaps the most basic element of drawing.

Kinds of lines:

Vertical lines- lines that move up and down without any slant

Horizontal lines- lines that are parallel to the horizon

Diagonal lines- lines that slant

Zigzag lines- lines made from a combination of diagonal lines

Curved lines- Lines that change direction gradually

Line Variation- adding interest to your lines is important in creating successful artwork

Length- lines can be long or short

Width- lines can be wide or skinny

Texture- lines can be rough or smooth

Direction- lines can move in any direction

Degree of curve- lines can curve gradually or not at all

Line quality or line weight- refers to the thickness or thinness of a line. By varying the line quality artists can make objects appear more 3-Deminsional and more interesting

Hatching and crosshatching- using lines to create value

Hatching- lines going in the same direction
Crosshatching- lines that cross

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