Designing With Line

Designing with line give the eye explicit directions about where to look and how to interpret what it is looking at. Lines can be used to convey a certain mood, organize a design or add texture.

Horizontal lines convey a calm, quiet and stable mood.

Horizontal Lines in Design

Vertical lines suggest movement and organization.

Vertical Lines in Design

Diagonal lines suggest movement and activity.

Diagonal Lines in Design

Curved or wavy lines suggest a flowing and soft mood.

Curved or Wavy Lines in Design

Jagged lines convey sharp active movement.

Jagged Lines in Design

Thick lines convey a sense of strength and can be aggressive.

Thick Lines in Design

Thin lines appear more delicate and fragile.

Thin Lines in Design

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