The smell of almond and vanilla floated in the kitchen as my grandkids, Lilly and Jackson, sprinkled layer upon layer of sugared confections to decorate a batch of freshly-baked, flowered cookies. The curvy shapes inspired me.
In the painting above, notice the thick and thin black lines that outline the roses. This uneven nature of the line is intentional and is called line quality.
1.Adding variety to “a line” will create more interest, movement and depth into your art piece. Cartoons, illustrations and even stick figures will have more life.
2. Above is a drawing from my first book, Beached in a Camper, where the kids are filling water balloons. Heavier lines are used to draw Adam, the boy standing in front of the girl, Freckles. The bolder lines make him appear more over-powering against the girl, Freckles.
3. In the outline of the musicians and instruments the line quality enhances the lyrical movement of the piece.