What is a line?

Line is a basic means of delivering a visual message or engaging in communication with a work of art (Frank, 2013, p.37). Artists utilize lines in different forms and shapes to organize visual communication that has a meaning for him or herself and the viewers. The unit of a line is a point or a dot. As soon as the dot is extended and forms a shape, a line is produced. Lines may be straight, vertical, diagonal, sharp, curved, hard, soft or ragged and irregular. The way the artist plays with the lines give a meaning and life to their artistic product. Artists organize lines and give it different shapes. Then they may shade and color the organization of these lines to produce their final product. In an art, the way different lines are used and the way these lines interact with each other have different meanings. Lines may be organized to form 2 or 3 dimensional shapes.