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Line

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line
a path between two points that has width and length. Line can be used to define shapes, imply emotions and indicate shading. Line may be described in terms of its: character(vibrant, dynamic, quiet), direction(horizontal, vertical, diagonal), measure(length, width, long short) and type(straight, curved, angular, wavy)
outline
a line that surrounds and defines the edge of a shape; does not apply line variation and shows little depth
contour line
a line that defines the exterior and interior of a form; has line variation
line variation
a line that changes from thick to thin; used to show depth, create points of emphasis, and imply movement
implied line
a line that is suggested, but not actually drawn
expressive line
lines used to depict an emotion
descriptive line
lines used to define a form
symbol
a pictorial representation that stands for other concepts and ideas