Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Elements of Design -LINE

The elements of design: LINE
A line Actual or implied creates a boundary ,defines an edge or indicates a direction.

Characteristic of Line are: Width - thick, thin, tapering, uneven Length - long, short, continuous, broken Direction- horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curving, perpendicular, oblique, parallel, radial, zigzag Focus- sharp, blurry, fuzzy, choppy Feeling- sharp, jagged, graceful, smooth

Types of Line:
Outlines- Lines made by the edge of an object or its silhouette.
Contour Lines- Lines that describe the shape of an object and the interior detail. Gesture Lines- Lines that are energetic and catch the movement and gestures of an active figure. Sketch Lines- Lines that capture the appearance of an object or impression of a place.
Calligraphic Lines- Greek word meaning "beautiful writing." Precise, elegant handwriting or lettering done by hand. Also artwork that has flowing lines like an elegant handwriting.
Implied Line- Lines not actually drawn but created by a group of objects seen from a distance. Implied line is the direction an object is pointing to, or the direction a person is looking at. ( I like this one a lot)

An implied line is one that the viewer imagines. Value, Shapes and Color can create lines.

Zigzag lines:
Freedom Cupcake, Fourth of July
Freedom Cupcake, Fourth of July, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Freedom Cupcake
10x10x1 1/2
oil painting on stretched gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil painting
Size: 10 in X 10 in (25.4 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $250 USD
How to Purchase:

Conga Cherries
Conga Cherries, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Conga Cherries
oil painting on a museum quality panel ready to frame.
Media: oil painting
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $100 USD
How to Purchase:

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Price: $100 USD plus $10 USD s/h
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