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# Line - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Line. A continuous mark that is longer than it is wide. Lines are a human invention. In a visual world, lines are generally shorthand for edges. Contour Lines. The outline of a figure, body, or mass. Contour lines are visually perceived, but do not exist in nature. Shape.

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### Line

A continuous mark that is longer than it is wide.

Lines are a human invention. In a visual world, lines are generally shorthand for edges.

### Contour Lines

The outline of a figure, body, or mass.

Contour lines are visually perceived, but do not exist in nature.

### Shape

An element of art that is 2-dimensional and encloses space.

Something used to determine a form.

Shapes can be geometric or free-form.

### Form

An element of art that is 3-dimensional and encloses space.

It can be geometric or free-form.

### Geometric

Shapes or Forms that relate to geometry/mathematics

Circles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, rectangles, octagons, etc.

### Free-Form

Shapes or Forms that are irregular and uneven.

These shapes are often natural / organic.

### Proportion

A principle of design concerned with the size relationship of one part to the whole and one part to the other.

Example: comparing the width of an object to its height.

### Sketch

A quick, rough drawing without much detail that can be used as a plan for later work.

Lines that are used to represent the basic shapes, sizes, and proportions of an object in the beginning stages of a drawing.