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									  1. Definition of line:

A line is a basic element of art, referring to a continuous mark, made on
a surface, by a moving point.

If we think a point as having no dimensions (neither height nor width)
and then we said that a point in motion, we create the first dimension:

Ex: “a line is a dot that went for a walk.” Paul Klee

  2. Artistic shorthand

  Is a line which doesn’t exists in the real object
  but is done by the artist to show the outline of
  an object

  3. Cross contour
     When lines appear to wrap around a form in
     a pattern that is at an angle to the outline of
     the form.

   Ex: page 130,131

  4. Types of line

      Actual line
       It is a pure line, used in writing and in visual arts as contour,
       creating pure shapes, form and spaces.
      Implied line
     Suggest visual connections, it is the line that is not there; they
     form geometric shapes or give away the infinity of a line, creating
     organizational structure
      A psychic line:
     There are no real line not even intermittent points, yet we feel a
     line, a mental connection between the two objects. Our eyes
     invariably follow the direction a figure is pointing, and a psychic
     line result.
     Ex: page 122,123

     5. Line direction:
      A horizontal line implies quiet and repose, probably because
        we associate a horizontal body posture with rest or sleep.
      A vertical line , such as a standing body , has more potential of
      A diagonal line most strongly suggests motion. The body is
        leaning so we automatically see diagonals as indicating
        movement.                        Ex: page 134

6. Reinforcing the format:

One other factor involved in the quality of line direction. The outside
format of the vast majority of drawings, design and paintings.
Therefore, any horizontal or vertical line within the work is parallel to,
and repetitive of, an edge of the format. The horizontal and vertical
lines within a design are stabilizing elements that reduce any feeling of
movement the lines are parallel to the form an like the diagonal line
which isn’t parallel to any of the edges in the form.
NB: All kind of lines convey mood and feeling

7. Types of drawing

   Contour drawing
    A line used to follow the edge of forms and thus describe their
   Gesture drawing
    A line that doesn’t stay at the edges but moves freely within
    forms. These lines record movement of the eye as well as implying
    motion in the form.
    Ex: page 136,137

8. Creating variety and emphasis

Line is capable of infinite variety so that line is not very descriptive of
the artist work. To imagine the qualities that a line may have, just think
of an Adjective such as: thin. Thick, rough, smooth.

Ex: page 138,139

9. Cross hatching

A drawing technique in which a series of lines are layered over each
other to build up value and to suggest form and volume

Ex: page 140 + more explaining

 10. Line as value to textiles: When using line in textiles we create
different values out of differing densities of the dark threads; our eye
reads the wave of darks and lights to create optical mixtures of various
values. Ex: page 141
11. Outline of forms

Line can be important element in painting. Because painting basically
deals with areas of color, it effect is different from that of drawing,
which limits the elements involved. Line becomes important to painting
when the artist purposely chooses to outline forms.
Ex: page 142

12. Explicit line

This line is obvious in an image such as the acrylic painting by Ron Davis
is shown in the painting.

Ex: page 144

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