LINE

UNIT 01: BASIC ELEMENTS OF PLASTIC EXPRESSION

2. LINE

2.1. DEFINITION OF LINE

It can be defined as a point in movement. Every line has two dimensions: width and length. Lines are always longer than wide. Because if we draw a line which is wider than longer it can be considered as a plane.

2.2. TYPES OF LINES

2.2.1. SIMPLE LINES:

They are made by one stroke.
Straight lines

Curve lines

2.2.2. COMPOUND LINES:

They are composed by two or more simple lines in different directions.
Zig-Zag lines

Wavy lines

Spiral line

2.3. THE EXPRESSIVE POWER OF THE LINE

We are going to study the expressive power of the lines and to introduce our lesson we are going to watch a video about a point and two different types of lines: The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics. Norton Juster. The Dot and the Line won the 1965 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.

Horizontal lines
They transmit a feeling of stability, balance, calm and lack of movement.

Vertical lines
They transmit a feeling of stability too.

Curve lines
They create a sensation of dynamism or movement.

We can create a sensation of depth by drawing vertical and horizontal lines decreasing in size.

By crossing lines in different directions we can create a sensation of light and shadow.
Shadows are made by concentrating lines
Lights are made by dispersing lines

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