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    Smile what is the different and advantage of thickness line and thinness line in sketching?

    hi! can i know what is the different and advantage of thickness line and thinness line in sketching ?
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    Please clarify. Do you mean "line weight?"
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    what is the different and advantage of thickness line and thinness line in sketching?

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    thicker, darker lines make for a stronger separation of objects. They can emphasize a form, emphasize distance, exaggerate a gesture, etc.

    Thinner, lighter lines are more useful for light shading, to show volume, and thin, delicate things like hair or flower stalks, etc. They are also the bane of my existance.
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    erm..im not sure whether it is 'line weight' , im green horn in the school .so i learn about sketching which is portrait and still life drawing.
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    my lecture said ,student should be use thickness line in sketching..but in my opinion, we can choose the thinness line to draw..somebody said that,thinness and thickness mix together...im confusing haha
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    "Thickness" and "thinness" both describe the same attribute of lines: width.

    Line width is important regardless of whether you describe it using "thickness" or "thinness."

    It is not the only important attribute of lines, though, see also: "edges" and "value." (and I can see variability of all three in the drawing offered by DSillustrations, though I really have to scrutinize about edges of the individual lines themselves. Klimt has used width and value of line to show edge qualities of the subjects in a more macro sense than just the edge of the line itself, though the hair of the blond seems to have been drawn with substantially softer lines than the lines defining the edges of the figures.)
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