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Activity 1: Lines

Part A: How is line used to convey meaning and emotion within the frame below? Can you identify the primary direction of lines that direct your eyes to different parts of the frame?
A scene from the Pixar film "Up" with four characters on a cliff: a bird, a boy, a dog, and an old man.
Part B: On a blank sheet of paper write down two different feelings that you’ve had recently (one at the bottom left, and the other at the bottom right). Visually represent the feeling on the left as a line traveling across the paper to the right. Then transform the line as it starts to take on characteristics of the feeling on the right. For example:
An illustration of a line that starts off thin and wiggly on the left and then gets thicker and straighter as it moves to the right. The left is labeled "Afraid" and the right is labeled "Confident".
Part C: Create a character with just one line and give it a name and short description. Try creating additional characters using multiple lines.
An illustration of three lines: a loopy blue line, a straight thick yellow line, and a pink arc.

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  • winston default style avatar for user Dylan
    when i grow up i want to be a line...enyone els?
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  • aqualine ultimate style avatar for user batflight
    PART A: As someone in the comments has already said, I think the mountains symbolize that Carl is separate from Russel and Doug. Where the waterfall is acts as a barrier. If you look at Russel and Doug, you notice that they are bright and happy, where as Carl is sad and lonely. The separation also signifies that he is having trouble making friends.
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  • piceratops seedling style avatar for user Omar Abelardo Peña Castro
    How would compassion be put on a line?
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  • blobby green style avatar for user София Катерина
    Птица - как вопросительный знак- "неизвестность, что же будет дальше", гора - прямая линия- спокойствие, заканчивается убедительно прямоугольником - фигурой старика-"всё будет ок"
    Что и подтверждается центральными фигурами- кругами - радость доброта

    Первое- птица с её клювом- указывает в направлении старика, что подчеркнуто линией горы.
    Старик, в свою очередь, направляет нас к двум центральным фигурам- сначала к мальчику и от него к собаке. и эта линия не заканчивается, так как кроме взгляда глаза в глаза, фигуры прикасаются руками/ лапами.
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  • blobby green style avatar for user Elyssa Dodson
    I haven't watched the movie is it good?
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  • blobby green style avatar for user ngh5686
    how do you know if the shape portrays what you want i to
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  • starky seedling style avatar for user rose boland
    I don't understand lining
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  • male robot hal style avatar for user Enrique Webster
    a big red line
    half black half white which would represent scarface
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  • aqualine seed style avatar for user Vasco Albuquerque
    Reading all these comments, it's amazing how people can see the same the from different perspectives, the beauty of art. Amazing. :)
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  • duskpin ultimate style avatar for user Janaya Booker
    i agree in the background the dog,boy,and bird are looking like there on the mountain but carl is seperated by the waterfall and makes you see two different expressoin
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