one of the simplest and most versatile elements of design. may be defined as:
a point in motion
a series of adjacent points
a connection between points
an implied connection between points
by drawing this we can activate space, define a shape, or create a compositional bridge.
the line's horizontal, vertical, or diagonal position. Diagonal lines and curving lines are generally more dynamic. Horizontal lines are typically the most stable or static. Vertical lines imply potential change and can be static or dynamic depending on the context in which they are placed
refers to the implied movement of a line. line weight is often used to accentuate this. a swelling line suggests forward or outward movement, while a shrinking line suggests inward movement
enhances direction. tends to generate a stronger sense of direction than a broken or jagged line.
can describe complex forms simply and eloquently.
a line that describes the edge of a form and suggests three-dimensional volume