Line As An Element Of Design

Line can be defined as a continuous, consecutive series of adjacent dots.

A line;

- has a beginning and an end, a measurable length in two dimensional design

- can have a variety of characteristics (descriptions)

- can have multiple functions;

- define shapes (a space enclosed by a line is a shape)

- the character of a line helps define space within a two dimensional composition

- a line bisecting the picture format becomes the edge of separate two dimensional spaces

- direct the vision of the viewer

- define Linear Perspective;

- sequenced divisions of spaces between lines from more to less

- angles of lines in a defined space

- defines Point of View and Vanishing Point

- when repeated lines create;

- rhythm

- textures

- patterns

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