Line Drawing- The Power of Suggestion

Chris V, Artist, Designer, Maker

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7 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. Intro Line Drawing

      0:54
    • 2. Tools, Materials & Subject Matter

      1:21
    • 3. Line Drawing with Charcoal

      4:39
    • 4. Line Drawing with Acrylic Paint

      3:47
    • 5. Line Drawing with a Sharpie

      8:18
    • 6. Bonus Video: My Line Elimination Process Explained

      10:06
    • 7. Outro Line drawing

      0:42
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Project Description

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Your project in this class will be to find a subject matter in a magazine, book, online or some other source.  If your subject has an interesting or distinctive shape/form, even better.  You'd be surprised, though, how many ordinary every day objects would make a compelling illustration.  

Once you have chosen your subject, you'll need to sketch it out and then decide how you will only show the very basics to create your line drawing.  Choose a medium to outline it in black and, voila!  You'll have a gorgeous minimalistic line drawing to frame and hang on the wall, post on your social networks, or give as a gift.

Post your project below and share your process with us, if you can.  Everyone has a unique style and it would be a treat to hear about your inspiration, what you found interesting in your subject and why you chose the medium you used.

Here is a step by step recap:  1.  Find a subject.  2.  Make a preliminary sketch to capture the subject in the simplest way.  3. Outline your simple lines in black.

I so look forward to see your project!!!

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