Lesson 4/Learning Event 2
A leading line may be any object, or any series of objects, which directs
a row of trees, a shortline, or even a patch of light or dark tone in the
scene. Leading lines give a definite sense of depth.
(1) Horizontal lines indicate peace and quite.
This is our position
as we lie in restful sleep.
(2) Vertical lines indicate strength and power, for instance, a man
standing straight and tall is a picture of control and mastery.
(3) Diagonal lines indicate force and action to illustrate this
picture as a man leaning into his work or putting his shoulder to the wheel.
(4) Curved lines indicate grace and charm. For example, the arched
body gives beauty to a perfectly executed back dive.
6. Direction. When you look at a picture, its arrangement should lead your
look like lines (fig 4-9), lines that don't look like lines (fig 4-10),
outlines (fig 4-11), and even invisible lines (fig 4-12), all can be used as
Lines that look like
Lines that don't look