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Art Talk 2005 by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
4/22/2017 The Element of Line What is Line? Art Talk by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Art Talk by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

that is the path of a moving point through space.
Line - element of art that is the path of a moving point through space. Line leads the viewers’ eye through the artwork. How is line used in this art piece? Yvonne Jacquette. Town of Skowhegan, Maine V Oil on canvas

Draw the lines you see. Artists create lines on paper with a pencil or with a stick in wet clay. Line can be found in nature, too. In these examples it is easy to identify line because length is the most important dimension.

What edges and lines do you see?
Draw the edges and lines needed to create a line drawing of this dogwood blossom. Does your drawing look something like this?

Implied line was used to create a sense of movement.
How many sets of nine shapes can you find that create implied lines? Abrasha. Hanukkah Menorah Fabricated stainless steel, silver, and gold.

Kinds of Lines Horizontal Vertical Zigzag Curved Diagonals
Parallel to horizon Vertical Straight up & down Zigzag Combo of diagonals Curved Change direction gradually Diagonals slant

Line Variation Length Direction Width Degree of curve Texture

Additional Lines Contour Define edges and surface ridges of an object (inside details) Outline Shows or creates the outer edges of a shape Implied Series of points that the viewer’s eye automatically connect

“OP” Art - Optical Illusions
Appear to move Confusing to look at May make you feel dizzy Reginald Neal Square of Three — Yellow and Black, 1964.

Optical Illusions in Art by Alexander Sturgis
Line Direction Optical Illusions in Art by Alexander Sturgis

Grey spots seem to appear where the white lines cross.

Look Close Add Color

Peace, rest, quiet & stability
Expressive Qualities Vertical Static or Inactive Stiffness Dignity Formality Poise Horizontal Peace, rest, quiet & stability Static Content Relaxed Calm

Indicated by direction Horizontal less active Diagonal Instability
Zigzag Confusion Nervousness Excitement Indicated by direction Horizontal less active Diagonal Instability Uncomfortable Tension more stable Two meet= Curved Activity Hypnotic Decorative Luxury Less active = calmer feeling

Contour Line Project Use continuous line to draw your face. (newsprint 9X12) Include all details Wrinkles, frown lines, scars Have art approved to choose best. Scribble on back. Arrange on white paper (9X12) Transfer face by tracing Bleed off edges.

Hand continued – 100 pt. Opt 1 Complete a contour line self-portrait using sharpie marker and colored pencils. Create an emphasis (focal point) by changing width, length and/or direction of the lines. You should think about details you want to stand out over other areas. Use expressive lines behind or in and around face and hair Opt 2 Complete art by using sharpie, color pencils and create an emphasis by changing size, thickness and style of text. Add text: Using either words that describe you or a poem.

Student Artwork Alicja Chrena Grade 12, Continuous Line.

Evaluation & VA Standards
Equal value Craftsmanship, creativity, effort & directions Standards Artistic Perception 1.1 Use principles to analyze & write about visual aspects of student’s art Creative Expression 2.1 Solve a visual art problem with effective use of elements and principles.

Composition Book Collect examples of images from magazines demonstrating the various lines, glue into your composition books and label: Kinds of Line: Vertical, Horizontal, Zigzag, Diagonal & Curved Line Variations: Length, Width, Direction, Texture, Degree of Curve

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