Single-line drawings pull only the essence of an image and force you to concentrate on the contours that matter in depicting a scene. Once the pen hits the paper, you can’t lift it until your drawing is done. Sure, you can trace back over a line to get to a different part of the image, but it muddies it up and in a way defeats the purpose. And for me, I can’t do that because my lines will then become lines of text – writing over a previous line is not an option.
Here’s what I’ve just finished on paper:
I love the challenge of drawing with a single line. Will add color soon.