Design Elements - Line

A line can be thought of as points so close together that they lose their individual identity and form a new entity.


Since lines can be straight, curved, or irregularly shaped, you can also think of a line as the track of a point in motion.


Vertical lines can stop eye movement.


They also equate to power and strength.


Horizontal lines symbolize rest and relaxation.


Diagonal lines are dynamic and action-oriented.


Lines, like points, can direct attention to a specific location in a visual image.


Thick lines are more powerful than thin lines.


Lines act as a borders between ideas, concepts, or steps in a sequence.


Lines allow you to quickly visualize an object or idea with a minimum of time and material.


By emphasizing basic structure, objects depicted through line drawings are easy to recognize and can be effective for learning.


Lines serve a multitude of purposes in visual displays. They also form shapes.