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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 11 ART 101

Line, Shape & Form

BREATHING LIFE INTO YOUR MARKS

 

You may have been told that there are no true lines in nature—only divisions in value. Art teachers often use this expression to protect students from the bad habit of “over-outlining.” However, it’s not a basis for avoiding lines altogether. They can be used as effective tools for communication; varying a line’s thickness can suggest weight, emphasize contours, and simply add character. As an element, line can also refer to “implied lines,” or visual pathways (created by the arrangement of objects in the scene) that generate interest by guiding the eye through a work ...

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