|windowtoart "Foundations": LINE Line Contour Foundations Choices|
....is the nucleous of art; the components which comprise design and effect competence. Often referred to as the "Elements" and "Principles" of art, not all will be included in this presentation.
Number 1: LINE"OPEN" LINE: NOT CONNECTED PARALLEL GESTURE VARIETY
Line, the basic element of all design has unlimited forms. It is not only a "container", but an entity in itself. OPEN line can overlap itself and not create a shape. In the left example, one form IS a shape. Can you find it? PARALLEL line emphasizes a textural or pattern aspect. GESTURE line is quick,continuous movement in which value is increased by closeness and pressure of overlaps. See the 3 values in the 3rd example? Line VARIETY is rich with thick, thin, emphatic, broken and invented marks delineated from other tools. If not the most dominant feature of a composition, line is always its beginning.
|SIMPLE LINE FORM PRACTICES|
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These pencil drawings are from Introductory art classes. The requirement was to compose a simple composition
|INTRODUCTORY AND ADVANCED LINE APPLICATIONS
Once diversity in line is understood, we practice tonal representations with limited strokes as seen in Rendering Techniques