This task asked us to choose a motif/figure/artefact from our visual subject and draw it 20 times, each time with a different line quality. I chose to draw one of the seaweed images for this task because it was quite simple and I thought that that would really give me an opportunity to experiment with line and see how different mediums can work.
|Ink and Hog Hair Brush|
Chunkier brush, looks okay but not really my thing, the brush made it really hard to add detail or get certain shapes and lines how I wanted them, overall I'm not too keen.
|Dip Pen and Ink|
Another cool way of applying ink! Love the varying thickness of the line, conveys that same energy and playfulness that you get with using ink and brush but on a more controlled level.
|Sharpe Fine Point|
Bold, controlled line. Easy to use and easy to get down the shapes and liens you want to get down.
There are seven primary functions of line
1. To convey its own intrinsic beauty
2. To divide or limit an area or space
3. To delineate a thought or symbol
4. To define form by edge or contour
5. To catch and direct the eye over a given course
6. To produce a grey or tonal gradation
7. To create design or arrangement
Andrew Loomis. 1947