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THICK AND THIN LINE EMPHASIS

 

V. Ryan 2013-17

 

 

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An outline drawing / sketch can be improved quickly and effectively, by emphasising a proportion of the outline with ‘thick’ lines. Further to this, adding thin lines can give a 3D effect to the finished drawing / sketch. See the example below.
 
Below is a sketch of a perfume bottle and its packaging. Although an accurate 3D sketch, it is a plain outline drawing.
 
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The same outline 3D drawing has been emphasised with ‘thick lines’, applied to the left hand side. This lifts the bottle and packaging from the page, making them stand out.
 
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The addition of a few lines lifts the overall quality of the final sketch. This technique can be used effectively and quickly and is a useful technique in an examination, when time is limited.
 
EXAMPLE 2
 
The same technique have been applied to the perfume bottle seen below.

The broad dark lines emphasise the left hand side of the bottle.

The fine fainter lines add ‘reflection’ to the glass bottle and the lid.
 
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