What are Lines? A line is a basic element of art, referring to a continuous mark, made on a surface, by a moving point. A line is merely a dot that moves.

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What are Lines? A line is a basic element of art, referring to a continuous mark, made on a surface, by a moving point. A line is merely a dot that moves. A line is two-dimensional and can vary in width, direction, and length but is usually long relative to its width.

What are Lines? Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, straight or curved, thick or thin. A line can define the edge of a form, create space, create an outline or pattern, imply movement or texture and allude to mass or volume. Lines lead your eye around the composition and can communicate information through their character and direction.

What are Lines? Lines are absolutely essential in creating art!

4 Basic Kinds of Lines Solid A solid line is an unbroken line. Broken A broken line is a line interrupted by space. Thick A thick line is wide. Thin A thin line is narrow.

3 Basic Families of Lines Straight Lines are lines that do not bend or curve.

3 Basic Families of Lines Angled Lines occur when two straight lines meet or join together, and are used to draw various straight-sided shapes, such as squares, rectangles, and triangles. The sizes of the angles ultimately determine the shapes of the objects you are drawing.

3 Basic Families of Lines Curved Lines are formed when a straight line curves or bends as in the letters C and U. A compound curve is created when a curved line changes direction as in the letter S.

Lines That Show Texture Smooth Lines have an even surface, free from irregularities.

Lines That Show Texture Rough Lines have irregular surfaces that are uneven and bumpy.

Lines That Show Direction Horizontal Lines are at a right angle to vertical lines, and are parallel to a level surface. Horizontal lines move side to side.

Lines That Show Direction Vertical Lines are straight up and down and at a right angle to a level surface. Vertical lines move up and down.

Lines That Show Direction Diagonal Lines are neither vertical nor horizontal, but rather, slant at various angles. Diagonal lines move on a slant. They look like they are falling over.

Lines That Show Movement Zig Zag Lines are diagonal lines that connect and change direction sharply.

Lines That Show Movement Spiral Lines are curved lines that gradually curves inward and around itself before continuing to the next spiral.

Lines That Show Movement Wavy Lines are curved lines that flow along with graceful curves.

Lines That Show Movement Gesture Lines are quickly drawn lines, used to capture the feeling of expression and motion in people, animals or other objects.

Lines That Show Movement Repeated Lines are used to give the feeling of rhythm, movement or motion in artwork.

Lines That Don’t End Continuous Lines are lines that keep going by connecting the beginning and ending points together. Continuous lines show a lot of movement.

Lines That Don’t End Outlines is a line that marks the outside of an object. In this case the red outline is around free form spaces.

Lines That Don’t End Contour Lines is a single line or lines that define the outer and inner edges and surfaces of objects or figures.

Lines Create Patterns, Random Order, Balance and Rhythm

Lines Made Different Lines made with crayons are much different from those made with… pencils… markers… pen & ink… paint & brush

That’s the end of this simple look at Line. Add Line key words and phrases to your Mind Map.

Line Sampler Get your drawing materials and let’s create a line sampler. With a 2-B pencil PRINT * your first and last name * today’s date * art period: 1,2,3 or 4 * your grade level: 9 th, 10 th, 11 th, 12th

Line Sampler This is an exercise that will help you understand the expressive nature of the simple LINE.

Line Sampler In each box of the sampler, there is a word describing the type of line you need to create. Each box is worth 2 points. In the 2 boxes at the end you may fill in with ideas of your own. You can combine lines in these 2 boxes. Use a 2-B pencil or thin tip marker to complete each line.

Finish & Turn In Be sure you filled out the first two lines completely. Check over your definitions… are they complete and easy to understand? Check over your examples… are they correct, complete and understandable? If you don’t know what something means… ASK ME !

Finish & Turn In Put your Line Vocabulary on top of the your Line Sampler and… Turn in Line Vocabulary and Line Sampler by placing it in the box on the front table.

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