Where are our lines?
March 24, 2005 8:59 PM Subscribe
One of my bright fourth-grade students asked me something she said has been bugging her for a while: "Why don't people have lines? Like in the cartoons?" Not as in lines of dialogue; lines in the drawing, to mark our feature.
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Every attempt at a reasonable explanation (we just imagine they're there when we make drawings; they help us organize visual information in our minds) didn't make sense to her. She wants to know where our lines are. What can I tell her? (Be polite; I may print this for her.)