Straights vs curves

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Artist Insight Art Of Movement -

The con­trast be­tween straight lines and curved lines cre­ates vis­ual in­ter­est in any draw­ing. Lines and how they con­trast is an es­sen­tial de­sign el­e­ment. A sketch made up of straight lines would feel too tense, while a draw­ing us­ing mostly curved lines would lack struc­ture. When us­ing these dif­fer­ent lines in draw­ing a fig­ure, curves are gen­er­ally used to sug­gest the more fleshy part of the fig­ure, whereas straights are more com­monly used to im­i­tate sta­ble and solid seg­ments. For ex­am­ple, com­pare the use of a straight line for a char­ac­ter’s back and on the soft curve of their stom­ach.

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