Tuesday, April 5, 2011

it starts with a line

(Image credits in order of appearance: Guo Fengyi, public domain, Drew Beckmeyer, Ben Nicholson, Fuyuko Matsui, Gustav Doré, Kids at MoMa, The Clay Princess, Jillian Tamaki)

The language of line is something we tend to take for granted. Some of the earliest traces of mankind on earth are outlined animals and people. A line doesn't exist in actuality, but it's a great shorthand for the edge of something. As such, it's a huge part of many illustration styles.

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