Line | Element of Drawing and Design

Line | Element of Drawing and Design

Motor/Visual Coordination

A line is a meeting of two points through a stroke.

The ease of drawing a line and its length differs with respect to :

  1. Finger Movement
  2. Wrist Movement
  3. Elbow Movement

Lines drawn by the movement of finger, Wrist and Elbow respectively
Lines drawn by the movement of finger, Wrist and Elbow respectively

A line has to be drawn with one stroke with the beginning and ends emphasized.

Types of Strokes

  1. Thin/Thick
  2. Light to Dark
  3. Dark/Light/Dark
  4. Light/Dark/Light
  5. With Varied Pressure

The strokes are illustrated in the image below.

Line Strokes
Line Strokes

In our next article, we will guide through the important “Line Exercises” for the purpose of learning to draw lines which convey a specific meaning.