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Begining Art

Definitions of Lines, Colors, and Shapes

TermDefinition
Descriptive Lines lines that help us understand what we are seeing. they include outlines, contour lines, single lines, and hatching lines
Implied Lines lines that are not seen at least in the usual way. Indicated indirectly and an actual line doesn't have to be present in order for a line to be suggested or implied. Ex: edges, closure, lines of sight
Expressive Lines lines that send a message about what the artist wants his/her work to make us feel
Outline a line that surrounds a shape. Lines of an outline are usually the same thickness throughout . Only outer edges at the shapes are defined
Contour Lines Defines the outer edges of shapes. Unlike outline, they vary in thickness and darkness. also define the edges with a form and give greater depth to an object
Individual Lines a single line that is used to represent something like an S. EX: Chinese writing
Hatching Lines Artist use many thin, closely spaced, parallel lines called hatching
Cross Hatching hatching lines that are crossed which makes more of a solid shadow
Edges exist where one shape ends and another shape begins and how it implies a line
Closure Our tendency to "see" complete figures where lines are left open
Lines of sight implied lines that are suggested by the direction which the figures in a picture are looking or from the observers eyes are being looked at
Abstract Lines mainly found in abstract art. abstract art can be nonrepresentational. there may be little to no attempt to show symbolizam
Positive Space
Negative Space
Pattern
Space
Symmetrical Balance
Asymmetrical Balance
Shape
Geometric Shape
Organic Shape
Monochromatic
Analogous
Complimentary colors
Primary colors
Secondary colors
Intermediate Colors
Created by: bryleehart