Comic Art Terms - Action Lines

Comic Art Terms – Action Lines

Comic Art Terms – Action Lines
In comics, action lines (or movement lines or motion lines or speed lines) is a term that refers to the abstract lines that appear behind a moving object or person to make them look like they’re moving quickly.

The use of motion lines may have been inspired from both mathematical vectors, which are used to indicate direction and force, and from long-exposure photography, where a camera can capture lights as they move through time and space, blurred along the direction of motion.

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