line weight

My figure drawing teacher once told me, "I can draw you in a single line." A single line can create form, value, and depth. This gallery shows works with strong use of line weight. 

In this piece, Chenxian uses only brush and ink lines to create the form and shape of the clothes. The different widths in the lines, or line weight, makes the robes fall in a more natural way.
On top of the value added by the lighter grays, Giambattista uses strong lines to help define his face and arms.
In this piece, you can see how the flow of the line guides your eyes around the figures and their coverings. The line gets thicker or thinner depending on where on the figure it lies.
Parmigianino adds strong black lines to define the muscles and create separation.
This portrait of Werner Heisenberg uses very little value outside of the main lines of the piece. The lines in his face and hair are strong, and they help pull the viewer deeper into the picture.
This Korean landscape uses strong lines in the front, and lighter lines as you go farther in the distance, to help show the distance between the foreground, middle ground, and background.
These trees seem very detailed, but when you look closely, the light lines often overlap and escape the form, but when the drawing is looked at as a whole, those small lines creates a detailed bush.
Charcoal is a great medium to play with line weight and the beautiful things lines can do with value and shape.
This detailed drawing shows how the great detail and placement of these lines create a very full volume in the figures.
the variation of lines in this drawing help pull it from the paper. The outline goes from thick to thin to express the amount of light on the surface.
The curve of the lines of this study create a strong, but exaggerated contrapasto stance.
The use of line in the figure on the right is strong, but on the outside, and in the background the lines help keep the painting flowing.
These heavy brush strokes help show the emotion of the piece, because it helps you see how the artist moved when he made the stroke.
The light lines used to crosshatch show heavy values, but the lines in the fire help bring form to something without.
This has very limited lines and one shade of value aside from the line, and yet this has a large amount of definition.
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