The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Episode 156: Abstracting with Lines and Marks

December 12th, 2020  •  33 mins 8 secs  •  Download (34.8 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Lines and marks in a work of art connect the viewer very directly with the hand of the artist. They can express individuality, add structure, and show evidence of the artist’s process. Perhaps because these visual elements can reveal so much, many artists are self-conscious about using them and when they do, the results can appear contrived, awkward, or random. How can we use lines and marks in purposeful ways that feel right to us? What might more intentional use of lines and marks bring to our work?