“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.”
The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin
The COMPOSITION #10
Line. Perhaps one of the most obvious components of a composition but perhaps overlooked as to it’s potential power.
A few definitions:
LINE – a long, narrow mark or band.
LINE – a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface
There are many “dimensions” to line. It has length, width and texture. It can have color and be curved or straight. All of these elements contribute to it’s function in a composition. It can orchestrate the development of an underpainting. It can define form and perspective in a drawing and can be the sole subject.
Tip! Experiment with line
The following is a wonderful example of the power of line and composition. The artist is Chan Hwee Chong. Pretty amazing!
An image of another one of Chong’s line drawings.
The beauty and simplicity of line in a Picasso.