A
VISUAL
COMMUNICATION
COMMUNITY
WEBPAGE
Created by
LINE ART
Line art is black on white with no gradations of gray
although shadings of dots or lines may be present



Would you buy this hamburger?                       or this one?





















Of course you went for the colour. People like full colour images.
Ask anybody which they would rather see and the answer will
be full colour instead of black and white nearly everytime -
especially when it comes to food.

Colour printing/photocopying is more readily available than ever
before, so it is easy for the graphic designer/illustrator to pass
over the possibilities of lesser colour combinations such as black
and white (line art).

However, the information on the following web page suggests
that
              
The starkness of line illustration makes it the strongest of
              drawn visual expressions. Solid black, or another dark color
              against white or another light color are the optimum
              situations. No other application of color achieves more
              contrast. This attribute puts line art in a class by itself
              because its kind of visual impact can't be achieved in
              any other way.
              CLICK
HERE FOR MORE

              
HERE are more reasons for using black and white


Here is a designer who creates logos which are hand drawn
using
line art. They are easily recognized as one-of-a-kind
"to distinguish your company or web site from the others".
click
here

Michael Halbert's detailed line art illustrations are featured in
food packaging, point of purchase displays, print ads, annual
reports, and books.
click
here
Michael Halbert's own website
click
here
Michael Halbert's Tutorials
click
here
Michael Halbert's Tutorial
'Pencil to
line art with Photoshop'
click
here


OTHER LINKS

COMPUTER: COLOURING LINE ART

HOW TO COLOUR LINE ART

COLOURING LINE ART LINKS

COLORIZING LINE ART PHOTOSHOP
Colorizing line art is really very simple:
Start out by switching to RGB color mode,
create selections inside your line art, and
then colorize the selections on layers

There are many websites which provide free colouring
pages/line art - click
here for links to some of them
The new web page also has a link to information about
how to use the computer to colour black and white images
MAY ALSO BE REFERRED TO AS
TONAL DROPOUT
CLICK HERE