I like to use my graphic design knowledge when I’m creating art journal spreads. The elements and principles of design are easy to learn. They can help you create pleasing layouts that express your ideas.
Line is the most basic design element. The types of lines you use can express different emotions and moods.
Types of Lines
Horizontal lines are quiet, calm, and relaxed.
Use vertical lines for strength, rigidity, or stability.
Diagonal lines are unbalanced, restless, or excited.
Curved lines are graceful, soft, and fluid.
Use zig-zag lines to express confusion, excitement, or nervousness.
Dotted or dashed lines are incomplete and allow objects to pass through them.
Use thick lines for boldness, strength, and emphasis.
Thin lines are fragile, delicate, or elegant.
Ways to Use Lines
Use lines to separate areas of your design.
Or to connect areas.
Use lines to create patterns or textures.
Lines can help lead the viewer’s eye through the page.
Now it’s your turn, create an art journal spread using line as a major element.