Line/Drawing Sketchbook Assignment Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Contour
The line that defines the outermost limits of an object or a drawn or painted shape. It is sometimes considered to be synonymous with "outline"; it indicates an edge that also may be defined by the extremities of darks, lights, textures, or colors.
Repetition
The use of the same visual effect a number of times in the same composition. May produce the dominance, harmony, pattern, or rhythm.
Expressive Line
A kind of line that seems to spring directly from the artists emotions or feelings, loose, gestural, and energetic
Hatching
repeated strokes of an art tool producing clustered lines that create values.
Stipple
make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink
Scribble
quick, rough use of lines to create dark and light values
horizontal line
A line that travels right to left. Comes from "horizon" which is the line created where the land meets the sky.
vertical line
A line that goes up and down
diagonal line
a slanted line giving the feeling of mobility or instability, creating dynamic movement or tension.
curved line
a swerving line; suggesting a natural, sweeping motion; adds interest and gentleness to floral designs
actual line
A mark with length and direction, created by a point that moves across a surface. It is 1-dimensional, measured by length
Outline Contour drawing
drawing the line around the outer edge of an object to show overall shape
Blind Contour drawing
drawing w/o looking and concentrating on the contours of the object
sketch
a drawing done quickly in preparation for a finished artwork
Texture
how things feel/look like they feel if touched
Value
the light and dark areas of a drawing
Contour
The line that defines the outermost limits of an object or a drawn or painted shape. It is sometimes considered to be synonymous with "outline"; it indicates an edge that also may be defined by the extremities of darks, lights, textures, or colors.
Implied lines
Lines that dim, fade, stop, and/or disappear. The missing portion of the line is completed in the viewers mind.
Movement
Eye travel directed by visual design in a work of art.
Repetition
The use of the same visual effect a number of times in the same composition. May produce the dominance, harmony, pattern, or rhythm.
Rhythm
A sense of movement achieved by the repetition of visual units; the use of measured accents.
Variety
Differences achieved by opposing, contrasting, changing, elaborating, or diversifying elements in a composition to add individualism and interest; the counterweight of harmony in art.
Expressive Line
A kind of line that seems to spring directly from the artists emotions or feelings, loose, gestural, and energetic
Scribble
quick, rough use of lines to create dark and light values
horizontal line
A line that travels right to left. Comes from "horizon" which is the line created where the land meets the sky.
vertical line
A line that goes up and down
diagonal line
a slanted line giving the feeling of mobility or instability, creating dynamic movement or tension.
curved line
a swerving line; suggesting a natural, sweeping motion; adds interest and gentleness to floral designs
patterned line
_ _ _ > > > _ _ _
actual line
A mark with length and direction, created by a point that moves across a surface. It is 1-dimensional, measured by length
Cross Hatching
a shading technique in which density and overlapping of crossing lines is used to create a range of value.
Still Life
An arrangement of nonmoving objects that are subject matter for a work of art
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