Don’t pick up that pen!


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.

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