## The Line of Action or Strength

For a figure to attain an impression of equilibrium and rhythm, it is necessary for it to have an internal line, an imaginary line that extends across the length of the figure, in order to articulate its rhythmic effect. This structural line, known as the line of action, should be the basis for any drawing of a pose or movement. Working with lines of force allows us to approach the internal rhythm without the figure becoming unbalanced. When constructing a pose, it is preferable to first exaggerate the line of force and then take it to a more realistic position; thus, we endow the figure with an energy and motion that would probably not be perceptible in a rigid, conventional pose.

in a back view; the figure's internal rhythm is clearly distinguished by the line describing the backbone.

The rhythm is marked by an internal line that spans the body from the head to the feet and conveys the attitude of the pose or action carried out by the figure, This image shows a series of posable wooden models alongside their corresponding rhythmic lines.

If we force the rhythmic line of the body, it assumes a more forced torsion, which translates into a more expressionistic rendering.

When making a geometric sketchit is essential to take into account the rhythm of the figure. The rhythm will be described by curves and quick strokes marking the intention of the body.

The line of action is the imaginary rhythmic line that spans the length of the figure to produce the effect of motion. In the set of models below; this line is modified according to the action performed by the body.

The Expression of Gesture

In order to capture the rhythm of a figure, it is essential to learn to draw its gesture.Your drawing should be fluid, like a doodle, capturing the internal form of the figure and reflecting its intentions.

After drawing the line of strength, attune the gestures of the drawing to each other and capture the essence of the body: don't allow considerations such as the figure's contours or measures to confuse you. The drawing should be quick and interesting, preferably with no consideration given to the contours or forms outside the figure, attuned to its rhythms through the gestures conveyed by your hand.

The line of action is the imaginary rhythmic line that spans the length of the figure to produce the effect of motion. In the set of models below; this line is modified according to the action performed by the body.

If we force the rhythmic line of the body, it assumes a more forced torsion, which translates into a more expressionistic rendering.

When making a geometric sketchit is essential to take into account the rhythm of the figure. The rhythm will be described by curves and quick strokes marking the intention of the body.

SOFT LINE

### AND ITS MODULATION

The rhythm of a line and its modulation is an important value in figure drawing. An interest in the forms of a nude should be expressed by the charm of the drawings line strokes. This expression demands some exaggeration, simplification, or even changes, all of which are completely legitimate if they intensify the visual quality of the work. The characteristics of a line used to define a contour can transmit the nature of the form, its materiality, surface texture, and visual charge.

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