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What does the term ELEMENTS of ART mean? The ELEMENTS of ART are the building blocks of art. LIST the SEVEN ELEMENTS OF ART.
Elements of Art Line Shape Form Space Value Color Texture
LINE A mark on a surface that describes shape or an outline. It can create texture or value. David Levine, Nixon as The Godfather, 1972 Hatching- thin, closely spaced, parallel lines Cross Hatching- hatching lines that cross Two Techniques for drawing with line: Where do you see hatching and cross hatching in this artwork?
LINE quality A description of a line. Use the categories in the chart below to help you define the quality of a line. COPY THIS CHART DOWN IN YOUR NOTES. TYPEDIRECTIONSIZE, COLOR, etc StraightVerticalThick (bold) WavyHorizontalThin Zig ZagDiagonalShort CurvedClockwise swirlLong BrokenGreen SquiggleYellow
Kinds Of Line Vertical Horizontal Diagonal Curved Zig Zag, or also known as geometric
GESTURE LINES Quick lines drawn to capture the form, likeness, or movement of a subject. Generally these are done as a warm up.
OUTLINE Only drawing the outer edges of an object. (NOT a trace)
CONTOUR LINES A pure line drawing. Using ONLY lines to draw with both inside and out.
BLIND CONTOUR LINES Typically you do not pick up your pencil while you draw. Why is this? A line drawing where you look at the object the entire time you draw and never look down at your paper.
Continuous LINE DRAWING A line drawing where you draw the entire subject without removing your drawing tool from the paper.
Why do artists draw using gesture lines, outlines, contour lines, blind contour lines or continuous lines? Because to learn to draw is to learn to SEE. When focused on an object, drawing using specific lines helps the artist to focus on the object and begin to SEE the lines and curves that it has.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Study for the Laundress, 1888 In what ways has the artist used line? He is using GESTURE lines and CONTOUR lines to capture a scene while SKETCHING. He also uses hatching and cross hatching.
David Levine, Rembrandt, 1970 HOW does the artist use line in this cartoon? What TYPE of lines are seen here? Does this artwork look familiar? Why?
Ben Shahn, Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, 1954 What line drawing TECHNIQUE did this artist use? DESCRIBE the line quality of the lines.
Some lines that we think we see in nature really do not exist. For instance, when you look at the edges of shapes, you think of lines. In the photo of the dogwood blossom, notice that there are no black lines around the flower, only black against white. However in a sketch of the same blossom, lines are used to define the shape of the flower. IMPLIED LINES