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5Elements of Art - Line

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Vertical
a line that indicates height and appears in an up and down direction.
Horizontal
a line that indicates length and is parallel to the horizon.
Diagonal
a type of line that denotes instability and tension.
Curvy
a type of line that flows in smooth rounded angles, similar to the flow of water.
Zigzag
a combination of diagonal lines joining at opposite points.
Outline
a line that shows or creates the outer edge of a shape or object.
Contour line
defines the edges and surface ridges of an object
Blind contour
a drawing in which the artist never looks at the paper but focuses only on the subject matter being drawn
Cross contour
A drawing which allows for minimal viewing to determine positioning and placement.
Gesture line
a line drawn to show an expressive movement
Implied line
a line that is recognized by the brain and the eyes as a line but is not actually present
line
an element of art that is the path of a moving point through space
depth
This is indicated by crossing lines in contour drawings.