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Activity 4: Movement

Illustration of two cars racing, one behind the other, with lines indicating their movement forward.
Six illustrations of a rat in different body positions.
Part A: What kind of movement (motion lines or line of action) is implied in the above images? Compare the role lines play in achieving a sense of movement in both.
Part B:
  • On a piece of paper, try drawing motion lines that indicate the speed or direction of a simple shape (for example, a bouncing ball).
  • Find a frame from one of your three favorite films which shows movement. On a sheet of paper, swiftly sketch the line(s) of action or motion lines that provide the sense of movement in the image.
Part C:
  • Draw a character from your story performing different movements. Use line of action to guide each pose.
  • Combine line of action in a character with motion lines to create a scene with lots of movement from your story. Don’t be shy with your use of lines and shapes!

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  • piceratops sapling style avatar for user Tori Stewart
    For the cars I see hostility, the way the 2 look at each other seems like they are in a competition. The lines also help convey that, in the way that they are slightly curved but mostly strait, while the cars are rounder, helps us focus on the cars. Remi moves fluid like, snake like even. He has rounder features, and moves in curves and circles. This shows creativity and playfulness, and helps visualize his character.
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  • old spice man green style avatar for user eurocrat_au
    Motion lines for Lightning McQueen and action lines for Remy.
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  • starky sapling style avatar for user Ja'Lysa Croomes
    For the cars, I see competition, McQueen trying to beat Jackson. In the mouse ( rat sounds hostile), I see caution, like trying not to be seen or heard.
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  • leafers tree style avatar for user santicocampo2005
    En la imagen de Cars, se puede notar la competencia entre ambos carros, los dos forman una línea diagonal, como si estuviesen girando en una curva, además se pueden ver varias líneas que representan el movimiento.

    En la imagen en la que se muestra algunos movimientos de Remy, se puede ver fluidez en su movimiento. Los dibujos representan perfectamente la locomoción que tiene una rata cuando camina, olfatea, y se asoma en un lugar.
    (8 votes)
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  • duskpin ultimate style avatar for user ales10020
    so this pixar in a box is so much fun
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  • blobby green style avatar for user 1600839
    I think the motion comes from the lines it's make it seem like your actually in the car driving it and dramatic and it adds emotion
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  • piceratops ultimate style avatar for user Macman
    There’s intense action in the first picture, the two cars are coming at each other, the one in the back trying to pass the one in the front, and the one in the front trying to keep his place in front. But you see they are putting tremendous effort towards there goal. In the second picture he’s kinda scampering, there’s a lot of round movement.
    (3 votes)
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  • duskpin tree style avatar for user Maria Standley
    motion lines create a sense of depth and motion
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  • starky tree style avatar for user Keepa.Paaka
    Part A: What kind of movement (motion lines or line of action) is implied in the above images? Compare the role lines play in achieving a sense of movement in both.
    Part B:
    On a piece of paper, try drawing motion lines that indicate the speed or direction of a simple shape (for example, a bouncing ball).
    Find a frame from one of your three favorite films which shows movement. On a sheet of paper, swiftly sketch the line(s) of action or motion lines that provide the sense of movement in the image.
    Part C:
    Draw a character from your story performing different movements. Use line of action to guide each pose.
    Combine line of action in a character with motion lines to create a scene with lots of movement from your story. Don’t be shy with your use of lines and shapes!
    (2 votes)
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  • blobby green style avatar for user laura.whetstone
    having trouble showing Ano with his head twisting to look behind his back.
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