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Types of Line   Outlines- Lines made by the edge of an object or its silhouette.   Contour Lines- Lines that describe th...
Outlines- Lines made by the edge ofan object or its silhouette.
Contour Lines- In Earth Science you may have learnedabout contour lines. These are lines that describe theshape of an obje...
Contour Lines- In art and design they do the samething, however they follow a curvature typically seen at eye             ...
Blind Contour Line              DrawingThere are drawingswhere the artist does notlook at the paper as theydraw. Their att...
Contour Drawing can be mixed!As in this example. The beauty of a contour drawing is that it allows theartist to discover n...
These drawingseasily becomeemotive-where thefeeling we receiveis much moreimportant thanphotographicrepresentation.
THINK!Decidewhich objectis done in anoutline andwhich isdone usingcontour linesand explainwhy.
Gesture Lines- Line that are energetic andcatches the movement and gestures of an activefigure. How can a line be energetic?
GestureDrawings areused tocapturemovement andget a sense ofa form inspace.Typically theyare done in ashort timeframe. This...
Sketch Lines- Lines that captures theappearance of an object or impression of a place.                                Sket...
THINK!Explain the differencesbetween sketch lines andgesture lines and how theycould be used together?
Calligraphic Lines- Greek word meaning “beautifulwriting.” Precise, elegant handwriting or lettering done byhand. Also art...
Implied Line- Lines that are not actually drawn but createdby a group of objects seen from a distance. The directionan obj...
THINK!Is thiscalligraphicor impliedline?Explain youranswer.
THINK HARD!Explain whattypes oflines areused andhow doesthat effectthe overallcompositionof the piece?
Designers and Artists use the appropriate line for the bestexecution of their works. Appropriate lines are the result of m...
Here the designerchose a line toemphasize theproduct. Line is usedto accentuate whatthe book is about andit fits within th...
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Elements of Design L1. Line, Unit 2, Elements. Images may be subject to copyright. Use is for educational use only.

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Types of line

  1. 1. Types of Line Outlines- Lines made by the edge of an object or its silhouette. Contour Lines- Lines that describe the shape of an object and the interior detail. Gesture Lines- Line that are energetic and catches the movement and gestures of an active figure. Sketch Lines- Lines that captures the appearance of an object or impression of a place. Calligraphic Lines- Greek word meaning “beautiful writing.” Precise, elegant handwriting or lettering done by hand. Also artwork that has flowing lines like an elegant handwriting. Implied Line- Lines that are not actually drawn but created by a group of objects seen from a distance. The direction an object is pointing to, or the direction a person is looking at.
  2. 2. Outlines- Lines made by the edge ofan object or its silhouette.
  3. 3. Contour Lines- In Earth Science you may have learnedabout contour lines. These are lines that describe theshape of an object and the interior detail.
  4. 4. Contour Lines- In art and design they do the samething, however they follow a curvature typically seen at eye level.
  5. 5. Blind Contour Line DrawingThere are drawingswhere the artist does notlook at the paper as theydraw. Their attention issolely placed on theobject being drawn.Primarily they serve thesame function as awarm up exercise amusician may use toprepare.
  6. 6. Contour Drawing can be mixed!As in this example. The beauty of a contour drawing is that it allows theartist to discover new things rather than play the same old song everytime.
  7. 7. These drawingseasily becomeemotive-where thefeeling we receiveis much moreimportant thanphotographicrepresentation.
  8. 8. THINK!Decidewhich objectis done in anoutline andwhich isdone usingcontour linesand explainwhy.
  9. 9. Gesture Lines- Line that are energetic andcatches the movement and gestures of an activefigure. How can a line be energetic?
  10. 10. GestureDrawings areused tocapturemovement andget a sense ofa form inspace.Typically theyare done in ashort timeframe. Thisone was donein under a
  11. 11. Sketch Lines- Lines that captures theappearance of an object or impression of a place. Sketch lines provide a framework to follow, much like the framework in a home. Sometimes the artist leaves those lines in to allow the drawing to appear “fresh”
  12. 12. THINK!Explain the differencesbetween sketch lines andgesture lines and how theycould be used together?
  13. 13. Calligraphic Lines- Greek word meaning “beautifulwriting.” Precise, elegant handwriting or lettering done byhand. Also artwork that has flowing lines like an eleganthandwriting.
  14. 14. Implied Line- Lines that are not actually drawn but createdby a group of objects seen from a distance. The directionan object is pointing to, or the direction a person is lookingat.Count the lines, how many arethere?
  15. 15. THINK!Is thiscalligraphicor impliedline?Explain youranswer.
  16. 16. THINK HARD!Explain whattypes oflines areused andhow doesthat effectthe overallcompositionof the piece?
  17. 17. Designers and Artists use the appropriate line for the bestexecution of their works. Appropriate lines are the result of manyyears of practice in a variety of line styles, but more importantlythey fit the context of the subject.
  18. 18. Here the designerchose a line toemphasize theproduct. Line is usedto accentuate whatthe book is about andit fits within thecontext

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