The chart above shows many different types of lines. Each of those types of lines could also change by adjusting how thick/thin/smooth/erratic the actual line is as well. Or a line may not be physically present in the artwork at all, but implied. Horizontal lines show order, calm, and expanse whereas vertical lines show power and strength. Diagonal lines show movement or action.
Carefully observe the examples below. What kind of real and implied lines do you see? Why do you think the artist chose to use those lines? Discuss your answers in the comment section below, or on the Facebook group page.
Draw a happy line(s).
Draw a sad line(s).
Draw an angry line(s).
Draw a bold line(s).
Draw a weak line(s).
Draw a fast line(s).
Draw a slow line(s).
Draw a graceful line(s).
Repeat with a different medium.
How are your lines the same in both mediums? How are they different? Did one medium help you express anger (or sadness, or boldness...) better than the other? Why? Share your work (#cmart101) and compare your lines to others.