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Line Drawing - What is Line Drawing?
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How does a line function in line drawing? Line drawing, also called contour drawing, primarily uses line to indicate a change of plane. What is a change of plane? It's the edge where two sides of an object meet. Sometimes this is very easy to see. Take a look at this box, for example.

Each side of the box is a plane, and you can easily see them - they edges between each color, where the top and sides - or two different sides - meet. So it's really easy to do a line drawing of the box, simply drawing all the edges.

So remember this idea of 'change of plane' - it's an important one that will help your drawing. Next we are going to look at a slightly more complex example.

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