A mark made by a tool as it is drawn across a surface. The tool can be almost anything - a pencil, a pointed brush, a computer and mouse, even a cotton swab. Also, a line is defined as a moving dot or point, or can be called an open path.
- Line can describe shape, so we can recognize objects.
- Implied Line - A line created by positioning a series of points so that your eye automatically connects them.
- Psychic Line - No real line, there is a mental connection between two elements.
- Horizontal Line - implies quiet and repose, tranquility.
- Vertical Line - has potential for activity or movement, also represents strength and nobility
- Diagonal Line - suggests motion.
- Contour Line - A line that follows edges of forms, to describe outlines.
- Gesture Line - A line that shows action or dynamics of a pose.
This photograph of the birds is an example of implied line, because the birds imply that there is a line by the way that they are formed.