Lines – theoretic part
In fashion drawing we will need all the tools to express ourselves. The more the drawing is more sensitive, having a plastic, modulated curled line, the more it is more expressive and vibrating.
If you ever wondered how many elements do we have in our “tool box”, here you have the answer:
Dots/ Lines/ Surfaces
as our tools. Nothing more:). And these 3 tools are called “elements of visual communication”.
A set of lines can suggest movement, expressing a state. Depending on the form, purpose or position, expression lines can have different meanings:
Continue line : precision, accuracy
Interrupted line: indecision, search, uncertainty
Straight line: rigor, logic, reason
Broken line: rigor, vitality
Curved line: emotion, tenderness, delicacy
Horizontal line: calm, rest
Vertical line: aspiration, elevation
Expressiveness and meaning of lines also depend on how they are grouped:
Vertical lines divided into equal intervals: balance, sensitivity;
Horizontal lines: stability, peace;
Curved lines, slightly wavy: grace, smooth motion
Spiral curves, on the contrary directions: speed, kneading
Lines the same thickness: simplicity
Lines of different thicknesses: complexity
Parallel lines (horizontal, vertical, oblique): order, harmony
The lines may suggest the idea of form, space and even color.