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One Line Art Challenge

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One line drawing, also known as single line drawing is a drawing made with just one line, as the name suggests.

It’s a type of minimalist art. Minimalism is an abstract art form. Aesthetically, minimalist art offers a highly purified form of beauty. It can also be seen as representing such qualities as truth, order, simplicity and harmony. Maturation process requires a bit of practice. It’s very demanding as minimalism requests a certain level of perfection. Every element must have its sense, its utility, its intrinsic beauty.

One line drawing vigor the artist to closely observe the distinguished lines of the subject. It is also a worthy drawing exercise for developing hand-eye coordination and observation skills.

Katie Acheson Wolford, an artist, says, “You have to find kind of the sweet spot between too fast and too slow. Because if you go too slow you start to overthink, and if you go too fast you may overlook a really important line. It all happens in the drawing itself, and it either works or it doesn't work, and that is the amazing part about it.”

Technique:

Instead of avoiding the imperfections of the mark, embrace them and allow them to add a bit of character to the end result. The goal is to describe the subject with one, singular line. It can become thicker and thinner in areas, but it should never break. Do not erase. Leave the imperfections and let them be a human element in your work.

Here are some samples for your inspiration:

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