In art, line is considered as the most basic stroke. Yet, it is the most versatile as well. Any artists know that they can attain wide varieties of effects by simply changing the sharpness of their pencil, the way they are holding it and how much pressure is applied to it. By making use of the side of pencil with just a light pressure, it can lead to wider line coupled with softer edges. Applying heavier pressure and using a sharper pencil however creates sharper and darker edged line.

Know Your Line

The spaces between lines are affecting the end result too. Having more white space yields to lighter color, particularly when it is viewed from certain distance.

Also, lines can be combined with two different or more colors.

Another Stroke to Learn and Master

Using lines in creating multiple layers of color helps in covering large areas. Lines work perfectly fine at any given stage but, they are more useful for base colors or under painting. When drawing lines that are overlapping in two or several directions, it’s referred to as crosshatching. This is a great way of filling in large areas of color in the fastest way possible.